By Bill Jones

DALLAS (CBS11 SPORTS) – Noah Goodwin is only 17 years old, but he’s been playing golf a long time.

“I started to getting into golf when I was in diapers,” said Goodwin.

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In the last year, Goodwin has grown up quickly.

Noah Goodwin (CBS11 Sports)

He graduated high school early to enroll at SMU and join the Mustangs golf team in January.

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In May, he received a sponsors exemption to play in the Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club.

And last August, Goodwin won the U.S. Amateur Championship, earning him a spot to play in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

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“That’s just a dream come true for me.” Goodwin said. “Every kid dreams of playing in the U.S. Open. Getting to live out my dream as early as 17, that’s incredible.”