The Olympics viewing community was blown away after seeing 16-year-old Gabby Douglas take over the 2012 Olympics, and now, people are being left speechless as 18-year-old Ginger Howard has become the youngest person to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
According to Newsone.com, after enrolling at Floridaâ€™s IMG Golf Academy, Howard has â€śwon 78 trophies and ranked first in 41 out of 66 events,â€ť and decided to petition the â€śLPGA to allow her to play in its qualifying tournament last year, even though she wasnâ€™t the mandatory 18 years old then.â€ť
But while life may seem like itâ€™s reached beyond the stars for Ginger, things havenâ€™t always been easy. Her father, Robert Howard, left his job to join her on the road, and had trouble finding a job afterwards, but he is now working with non-profit organization, Golf to End Cancer. And as Howardâ€™s father wasnâ€™t working, her mother was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Thankfully, Gingerâ€™s mother has recovered and is currently working as a nurse with IMG Academies.
With so much going for the golfer on the rise, fans are wonderingâ€¦could this be the next Tiger?