Julien Brun arrived at Texas Christian University as one of the top-ranked
amateurs in the world. Last summer, Brun, No. 13 in the World Amateur
Golf Ranking, won the European Nations tournament in Spain, and followed
that with a tie for second at the Lytham Trophy in England, and capped off his
season with a third-place finish at the European Amateur in Sweden. Now a
freshman at TCU, Brun has had an immediate impact, recording five top 10s in
his first six events, including two individual victories. Fittingly, Brun has been
added to the Ben Hogan Award watch list.
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR A DAY One of my golf role models, some good friends or my family.
ON MY iPOD Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Yodelice (French band).
DREAM FOURSOME Just me and Joel Stalter (a sophomore at Cal Berkeley, probably my best golf
friend. We have a lot of fun together).
FAVORITE COURSE(S) Chantilly (France), Royal Lytham & St Annes (England) and Muirfield Village.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S) “The Butterfly Effect,” “The Long Green Line,” and “The Usual Suspects.”
HIDDEN TALENT(S) I can analyse a situation very quickly and my sense of humor.
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE Roger Federer and Nikola Karabatic (French handball player).
WORDS TO LIVE BY Never give up, and the harder I work, the luckier I get.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Gain distance, chipping and mental game.
FAVORITE GOLFER(S) Lee Westwood, Ernie Els and Justin Rose.
BEST GOLF TIP On chipping, an outside backswing helps a lot.
SHOT(S) I LOVE TO PRACTICE Wedges and bunker shots.
BALL MARKER The biggest coin I have in my wallet.
BIGGEST FEAR(S) Snakes and any noise at night.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 14.
LOWEST ROUND EVER 63.
FAVORITE CLUB Putter.
FAVORITE FOOD Italian.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Callaway RAZR Hawk 10. 5 degrees with Aldila Rip
shaft, FAIRWAY WOOD Callaway Diablo Octane with Aldila
Rip shaft, HYBRID Callaway RAZR Tour 21 degrees, IRONS
Callaway X Forged, WEDGES Callaway X Forged 52 and 58
degrees, PUTTER Odyssey Rossie, BALL Callaway Tour i(z).