Just imagine if he'd played a year on the Nationwide Tour instead of graduating from tacky old Q-School. Sean Martin, filing notes on Sunday's wacky final round at Torrey, says this about the rookie-from-nowhere's amazing start:
John Huh closed in style to post the best finish by a rookie in 2012. Huh holed a 63-foot birdie putt from the back fringe on No. 18 to finish T-6. It was the first top-10 in 2012 by a rookie.
Huh, 21, was born in New York. His family moved to South Korea two months later. He lived there until he was 12, when his family moved to Chicago. He attended high school in the Los Angeles area, then went to Cal State-Northridge for a couple weeks. He stopped attending when he wasn’t cleared for athletic competition. Huh turned pro at 18 and was the Korean Tour’s rookie of the year in 2010. He graduated from the recent Q-School.