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It’s believed that Tiger Woods has inspired multi-generational players with his on course performance. While several years his junior, Jordan Spieth appears to have already made an impact with at least one individual who could be on his way to the PGA TOUR before too long. Brad Dalke is the 2015 Junior PGA Championship, which also earned him a place in this week’s Valero Texas Open field.

Dalke wears Under Armour head to toe and admits Spieth has inspired him. “He's a great guy, great role model to look up to. I am inspired by his composure on the course, the way he plays his golf and his game. You know, he's a great guy to look up. I'm definitely try to emulate myself after him,” he said. “ He's obviously done a great job these first few years on the Tour. I've played with him once, lost to him by 2. I'm very inspired by him.”

Dalke also made a name for himself off the course last year too. He challenged Rory McIlroy to an arm wrestling contest and the 17-year old came beat the world #1. “I was surprised by how big that got,” he said. “I tweeted the video and I think it ended up getting like 700 re-tweets and something like that. It was cool. Went viral. I definitely wasn't expecting that. It was really cool. There's not many guys out there that will be No. 1 in the world at the time and arm wrestle a 17 year old at the junior events. He's a great guy and I was really surprised that he accepted the challenge.” Dalke added he won’t look to push his luck this week in arm wrestling. “I don't think I'll challenge anybody this week. I'll go one and done on that one.” Dalke will look to let his clubs do his talking this week and no matter what happens, he’ll get a first hand look at what it takes to get to the next level.