U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

The Loop

Is this 6 year old golf's next phenom?

December 16, 2016

At the end of 2015, golf welcomed a long-awaited youth revolution from concept to reality. Not only were the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed on top of the sport, but guys like Emiliano Grillo, Daniel Berger, and Justin Thomas were becoming part of the weekly conversation. One year later, all the aforementioned names look like geezers compared to Jaden Soong.

Despite being just six years old, Jaden:

-- Has a swing that would make Ernie Els weep

-- Dresses like Spieth

-- Goes with a left-hand low putting grip

-- Has played in Pinehurst and Monterey

-- Recorded a hole-in-one (Suck on that, Alex Myers)

Better yet, he already has the Phil Mickelson "thumbs up" gesture down. We are calling shenanigans on the practice schedule; you don't get a swing like that working just two days a week. And, in my 30 years of existence, I assure you: no one enjoys putting. Conversely, that may jealousy speaking. (You saw that swing, right?)

But the finish to the video -- Jaden ominously wishing "Good luck" to other golfers -- is Tigeresque. (One to which Spieth has already acknowledged on Instagram.)

Listen to the bell, Jordan, Rory and Jason. It tolls for thee.