Before they made it to the top of the Masters leaderboard, some of the best golfers in the world honed their skills at the collegiate level.
Jordan Spieth, TexasSpieth left Texas midway through his sophomore year in 2013, but his lone season with the Longhorns was monumental. Spieth won three events and led the team in scoring average, culminating in a multiple accolades and a national championship.
Smylie Kaufman, LSUKaufman played in 28 tournaments during his four-year career at LSU. Kaufman earned six top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes at LSU with a 73.96 scoring average. By the time he graduated in 2014, Kaufman was the No. 44-ranked collegiate golfer, according to Golfstat.
Brandt Snedeker, VanderbiltSnedeker graduated from Vanderbilt in 2003 before turning pro in 2004. As a senior, Snedeker became the first Commodore to earn First-Team All-American honors, and finished as the No. 1 golfer in the SEC as well as the nation. He topped the SEC stroke averages and led Vanderbilt to its first NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship appearance.
Dustin Johnson, Coastal CarolinaJohnson's time at Coastal Carolina is littered with records, awards and top finishes. He holds multiple school and conference records, including Coastal Carolina's single-season scoring leader (70.40), and best score in the Big South Championship (204 in 2007).
Danny Willett, Jacksonville StateA Sheffield, England native, Willett attended Jacksonville State for two seasons before going pro. Willett was named Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year in 2006 with a national rating of 21. He also racked up a 71.73 scoring average and won medalist honors at conference championship in 2007.
Daniel Berger, Florida StateBerger attended Florida State from 2012-2013 before turning pro after his sophomore year. His freshman season, Berger had a 72.67 scoring average, 20th best in FSU history. in 2013 NCAA men's golf championship, Berger tied for second with a score of 204.