Sergio Garcia has reserved high praise for No.1 amateur in the world Joaquin Niemann and feels the player can achieve great things.
The pair are both competing in the Valero Texas Open this week and 19-year-old Niemann is hoping to impress in the Lone Star State.
Garcia, who won his first and only major at the Masters in 2017, was the same age when he turned pro and feels the young Chilean has a strong game and can achieve things in the sports if he continues on the right path.
“It doesn’t feel that long ago I was in that situation and I was looking up to my idols and my role models in golf and trying to learn anything I could from them,” Garcia said.
“So it is fun, and it’s an honor, to be in the other side of a situation. He’s a great kid. Obviously, he’s got a lot of talent. I think he can do a lot of beautiful things out there on the golf course.”