Beau Hossler is winning college events at a historic rate
We have a big-time appreciation for what Beau Hossler is doing at Texas, based on how hard winning a golf tournament can be.
You might remember Hossler as the baby-faced 17-year-old high schooler who contended on Sunday at the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. The amateur led at one point on the weekend before finishing T-28, but Hossler has played in a total of three U.S. Opens as an amateur.
Now a junior at the University of Texas, Hossler won his fourth college event of the 2015-'16 season on Tuesday, the Lamkin San Diego Classic, to join some elite company in Longhorns lure. Hossler is only the third player in program history to have won four events in one year, joining major champs Ben Crenshaw ('92) and Justin Leonard ('72).
Hossler also passed Texas legends Jordan Spieth, Tom Kite and Brandel Chamblee for most wins in a season.
The win prompted the PGA Tour's Justin Thomas to chime in on social media.
Hossler is a much more grown-up looking version of his former, stocky self. He has added 25 pounds of muscle onto a more athletic frame from the player who captivated golf fans in 2012.
Here's a current look at Hossler:
He's making headlines, with the golf world starting to believe he could be one of the next great amateurs to find quick success as a pro.
And here's a throwback to him at Olympic Club in 2012. That's a different kid.
And look! Beau's got a girlfriend, too, who the Texas junior posts about all the time. The two have been going out for about three years, according to Golfweek.
Beau keeps on winning.