LOS ANGELES – One of the biggest surprises of this amateur season was that Braden Thornberry decided to return to Ole Miss in the fall.
After all, there seemed to be little to gain. He had already won a NCAA individual title. He had already earned the Haskins Award as the nation’s top player. And he’d already showed that he was good enough to compete on the PGA Tour, tying for fourth at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June.