Tadd Fujikawa heads to PGA TOUR Q-School

The first day of the 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School is in the books. The first stage opened today with 69 players fighting for only 22 spots to the second stage.

The offspring of many former golf greats were fighting desperately for their TOUR cards today (including Jay Haas Jr., son of Jay Haas Sr., and Jack Nicklaus's son Gary).

The real story, as a visit to GolfChannel.com will show, is the possible revival of ex-teenage-golfing-phenomenon Tadd Fujikawa.

His accomplishments as a junior player were enormous, from being the youngest player to qualify to the US Open to several memorable rounds at PGA Tour events on Hawaiian courses.

If nothing else proves it, Tadd had a category dedicated to him on ZealousGolfer.com. If that doesn't prove he was anticipated to be the next big thing, I don't know what will.

At any rate, Tadd's professional career hasn't panned out as he hoped. Now 18, he has been unable to make cuts on virtually any professional tour (eerily similar to his female predecessor Michelle Wie). To make matters worse, his father was recently imprisoned for drug trafficking.

Nonetheless, Tadd is back in action as he attempts to acquire playing status on the PGA Tour.

At today's event in Florida, Tadd put himself solidly on the top of the leaderboard with a round of 68. That score gave Fujikawa fourth place.

There is still a lot of work to be done, but it appears Tadd's resurgence will not be stopped at the first stage of qualifying school.

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