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Jamie Lovemark isn't flinching in pro debut

July 24, 2009

Jamie Lovemark's resume portends stardom in golf, and he quickly is providing a glimpse of potential so apparent that at 21 he already is an IMG client with a Nike contract.

Lovemark is making his PGA Tour debut at the RBC Canadian Open this week and after a nondescript opening round of two-over par 74, birdied five holes in his opening nine of the second round on Friday, shot a 30 and was at three-under par and tied for 46th when play was suspended.

Lovemark was a two-time first-team All-American at USC and decided to pass on his senior year to turn pro. His junior year was marred by injuries, but prior to that, his credentials were impeccable:

When discussions turn to great young players, it might be prudent at least to include Lovemark in the conversation.

-- John Strege