13-year-old looking to make golf history

Jaden Soong will face off against 89 elite golfers for a chance to become the youngest player ever to compete in the U.S. Open. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has his story.
2:29 | 06/05/23

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ANDREW DYMBURT: Today, this teenager is looking to make history. [CLUB STRIKES BALL] 13-year-old Jaden Soong teeing off for a chance to play in one of golf's Major championships. If he finishes in the top five, he'll be the youngest ever to compete in the US Open. JADEN SOONG: It's my favorite sport. I couldn't imagine playing anything else. ANDREW DYMBURT: The seventh grader teeing off against 89 other players, including former PGA TOUR pros and top college players. - I don't have too many expectations, but just to go out there and have fun, just learn from the experience because I'm playing with really good players. ANDREW DYMBURT: And while Jaden and his dad aren't trying to set any expectations-- - My expectations are already exceeded. The fact that he's in the sectionals was literally a dream. And the US Open, to me, is obviously, it's a great opportunity. ANDREW DYMBURT: He's already the youngest player to ever get this far. All 5 foot 2" and 115 pounds of him. And this isn't the first time Jaden has made headlines. - Hi, my name is Jaden Soong. I am eight-years-old. ANDREW DYMBURT: From ages six to eight, Jaden placed first at the US Kids' Worlds in back to back years. Now, after having a few years to mature-- - Hello! Hello! Hella-la-lo. [CHUCKLES] ANDREW DYMBURT: And with a 280-yard drive on his first practice hole-- - I play with a 3 to 5 handicapper, and he's a great golfer, and I've never seen him hit it this far. ANDREW DYMBURT: --he's got the distance-- GOLFER: There's the hole. There's the ball. Yeah, he's OK. ANDREW DYMBURT: --and the accuracy to take center stage at one of golf's biggest events. But when you're in middle school, there are bigger priorities. - I'm missing school for that day, so just even better. - Well, I hope he's got a note for an excused absence. The US Open has a prize pool of over $17 million. But even if he gets in and wins, amateurs like Jaden aren't eligible to take home any prize money, which will remind you of the Masters when some of the young guys there had a good run. OK, so in that story, he-- we told you he drives 280 yards at 13-years-old. I'm in my 30s and I can only hit 260. RHIANNON ALLY: Ooh, Andrew, I'm proud of you for admitting that. By the way, he is from Burbank. So if he makes it, obviously, the US Open is back in LA after 75 years, this will be kind of the hometown kid. ANDREW DYMBURT: The hometown-- RHIANNON ALLY: It'll be fun to cheer for him. ANDREW DYMBURT: Look, just to make the tournament would be-- RHIANNON ALLY: What's the next youngest player to make it, I wonder? ANDREW DYMBURT: That's a good question. I mean, you do see teenagers from time to time. There's a prodigy in there that'll qualify for one of the majors-- - But just not 13. - --but not like that. It's usually actually college freshmen or sophomores when they get their first start. He's way ahead of the game. RHIANNON ALLY: Look out world, here he comes. [GOLF BALL CLATTERING]

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