LSU’s Sam Burns Announces Intent To Turn Pro

One of America’s best collegiate golfers has decided that this will be the year he turns pro. Sam Burns, a sophomore at LSU, made the announcement via twitter.

He is expected to officially make the move in September, after he competes in the Walker Cup, which is essentially the Ryder Cup of amateur golf.


  • Burns is among the favorites to win the Haskins Award, given annually to the nation’s best collegiate golfer.
  • Burns won four times in a very successful sophomore season at LSU, finishing in the top 10 of all 14 tournaments he started.
  • Burns’ 70.05 scoring average broke the LSU single-season record by more than a stroke.
  • Currently America’s No. 2 ranked college golfer according to Golfweek, Burns has reached No. 1 this season.


“I don’t know if I can answer (how much LSU has meant). It’s two years I’ll never forget. I learned more in those two years than playing golf for 20. Being around those teammates, coaches – they were like family, and I’ll miss them.”
Sam Burns

Content originally appeared as part of the Daily Rundown.


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