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IMG Academy golf program Alum Peter Uihlein Begins Pro Career

Peter Uihlein
Peter Uihlein

Peter Uihlein has come a long way since his junior golf days at the IMG Academy golf program. He has posted a 4-0 record in the Walker Cup in 2009, won a U.S. Amateur Championship in 2010, and made the cut at The Open Championship in 2011. Now, it seems, the talented Uihlein has his eyes set on making the professional tours his next exploit.

Late last year Uihlein chose to forgo his final semester at Oklahoma State University to turn pro. He decided that he would begin his pro career in Europe, following the European Tour's international schedule - a route than more and more Tour hopefuls are considering these days. There will still be plenty of opportunities for him to play in the States, but it appeared as if many of the top PGA Tour pros were benefiting from having spent time across the pond.

Uihlein made his pro debut last week at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters and played again at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. While he missed the cut in both events, shooting 75-70 and 77-75 respectively, there is little doubt that his professional career will turn out to be a successful one.

For more on Uihlein and IMG Academy visit here.

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