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Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

Fifteen-year-old Rivera shines on links for Falcons

Should one call Torrey Pines freshman golfer Jackson Rivera a prodigy? Let’s examine some of the evidence. He got his first golf lesson at age 4 and later played his first round of golf at Heartwell Park in Long Beach (the same course where Tiger Woods started), was in the Junior World Championships at San Diego’s Colina Park at age 6, won the U.S. Kids World Championship three years later—at storied Pinehurst, no less—and last year posted a seven-stroke victory at the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational at Mesa Country Club in Arizona.

Golfweek ranks him as the top player in the prep class of 2021 and, statistically at least, he’s the No. 1-ranked player on a tremendous...

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