UK eight-year-old wows coaches with exceptional golf skills

A talented golf ace has set his sights on being the next Tiger Woods after wowing coaches with his exceptional skill off the tee - at just eight years old. Layton Riches only picked up a set of golf clubs last year but already has hopes of one day wearing the famous Masters green jacket worn by his hero. Despite only playing the sport for 14 months, the schoolboy has already picked up his first British Junior Golf Tour title and has caught the eye of Rory McIlroy's new coach. The talented youngster won the South Staffs Classic in May in just 42 shots, five ahead of second place. Little Layton, who hopes to one day turn pro and win many trophies like his five-time Master winning hero, said: "When I first picked up the golf club it felt like I had already played the sport before. Little Layton, who hopes to one day turn pro and win many trophies like his five-time Master winning hero, said: "When I first picked up the golf club it felt like I had already played the sport before. I always hit the ball and I hit it straight. When I played my first game, I thought this is what I want to do. I want to wear a Master's jacket that is my dream. I love winning trophies and I want to be like Tiger Woods. I hope I will turn pro one day." *This video was filmed 5th June 2021.