March 7, 2014 -- Updated 1020 GMT (1820 HKT)
In the next four months Matt Fitzpatrick will play in the Masters, U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
CNN travels to the Arizona State University where budding golfers are training and studying.
In the heat of battle, it's best to have your key allies closest to you and European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has certainly done that by naming two close friends as his vice-captains.
Despite a miracle shot to join a four-man playoff, Rory McIlroy ultimately is left to rue his failure to negotiate the notorious Bear Trap at PGA National as Russell Henley claims the Honda Classic title Sunday.