Rolex Junior Player of the Year | Noah Goodwin


Class of 2018

Verbal commitment to Southern Methodist University

Rolex AJGA Ranking: 1

Corinth, Texas

Alongside Tracy Phillips, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Brian Harman, Goodwin is only the fifth male in AJGA history to earn the title of Rolex Junior Player of the Year in consecutive years. Goodwin is No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and Golfweek Boys Junior Rankings, No. 2 in Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings and No. 13 in World Amateur Golf Rankings. The senior at Laurel Springs School followed up his quarterfinals appearance at the Polo Golf Junior Classic last November with a win at the 2017 CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in February, his second AJGA Invitational win.

The highlight of the 17-year-old’s season came at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in July. One year after falling to Min Woo Lee in the finals, Goodwin became the second player in history to win the championship a year after losing in the final. Down four holes with eight to play, the Southern Methodist University verbal commit came back to defeat fellow AJGA junior and Wyndham Cup West teammate Matthew Wolff in the 36-hole match. Goodwin also competed on the victorious U.S. team at inaugural Junior Presidents Cup and posted a record of 1-1-1.

“It is an honor to be named the 2017 Rolex Junior Player of the Year,” Goodwin said. “To win this award for two consecutive years is such a blessing. The AJGA is the premier junior golf association at the national level and has provided me the opportunity to play against elite golfers from across the country, which helped me become a better golfer. I am grateful to my family, friends, Coach Cameron McCormick, Rolex and the AJGA for making this award possible.”

Rank Event R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
6 The PING Invitational 76 71 72   219
1 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship 71 70     141
T22 2017 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club 71 74 73   218
1 CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods 68 67 67   202
T5 2016 Polo Golf Junior Classic 74 72     146