Earned his first U.S. Open start by winning the U.S. Junior Amateur last July at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan. That exemption didn't come, however, until October when the USGA announced the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur champions would be exempt into the U.S. Open field. Goodwin, the runner-up to Min Woo Lee in 2016 at The Honors Course, rallied from 4 down with eight to play to beat Matthew Wolff, 1 up. Goodwin, of Corinth, Texas, graduate high school a semester early to enroll at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in January. Goodwin was named the American Junior Golf Association's Player of the Year for 2016 and 2017, becoming the fifth player to ever achieve the feat. That list includes the likes of USGA champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Brian Harman. Goodwin also was a member of the 2016 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team and 2017 USA Junior Presidents Cup Team.
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