England's Matthew Fitzpatrick set the tone for his career when he became the first English winner of the US Amateur in 102 years in 2013, and the first player since Bobby Jones to win the silver medal as the leading amateur in both the Open in 2013 and the US Open in 2014.
The young star also rose to claim the number one position in world amateur golf, following in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
But Fitzpatrick confirmed the expectations around him when he won on his debut season on the European Tour in this year's British Masters and immediately shot up to 59th on the world rankings.
South Africans had seen his potential when he took fifth place in the South African Open earlier this year.
And Fitzpatrick was certainly hinting at an amazing start to his professional career when he finished third in the Lyoness Open and then second behind 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge champion Danny Willett in the Omega European Masters.
He followed this up with third-place finishes in both the Czech Masters and the Open D'Italia before making his breakthrough in the British Masters, where he was the youngest player in the field.
"It doesn't really get much better than this I guess," he told the media after his victory. "It's unbelievable. This year my goal was to keep my card, and to be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do that."
"But I managed to start playing well and making more cuts and just picking up cheques, and then I really got going I guess. It's great. It's definitely come faster than I thought. I honestly didn't think I was going to win this year."
As talented as he is, not many predicted a victory for him in his rookie season.
When he won the British Masters, golf writer Derek Lawrenson wrote in the daily Mail, "He looks young enough to be delivering newspapers rather than starring in them."
But Fitzpatrick did show his age when, after being asked what he would do with his £500 000 cheque for winning the British Masters he declared he would probably be looking at a top-of-the-range sports car he's had his eye on.
But then he quickly added, "My dad won't let me spend it all on that. I don't know, I'd like to think I'd be more sensible than that."
Fitzpatrick was blessed to have his whole family there to watch his British Masters triumph, making for an even more memorable triumph.
"First professional win, British Masters, in England, family there, doesn't get better," he said, before alluding to his next goal.
"Doesn't get better, unless you win The Open, but that's a different story. Next year."