Special Longform Feature: Chasing Ty Tryon


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In 2001, 17-year-old Ty Tryon became the youngest player to earn his PGA Tour card through qualifying school. Billed as a future superstar, Tryon barely lasted more than a full season. Some 15 years later, we wanted to know what exactly happened, and that led to our chase, both the literal and figurative variety, of Ty Tryon. In digging into this story, we spoke with people from Ty’s past: his former coaches, teammates, his caddie, other journalists who covered him, and more. The result is a story of a young man’s relationship with this confusing, unfair game that’s full of as much hurt as it is hope. Host and reporter: Keely Levins; Producer: Brittany Romano; Additional Editing: Mason Leverington; Executive Producer: Sam Weinman. For more pictures and information on Ty Tryon, go to https://www.golfdigest.com/story/chasing-ty-tryon

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