Chris Ward has long looked up to Hunter Mahan as a favorite golfer. Ward attended McKinney High School about five years after Mahan, has played with him a couple of times and would love to follow in the footsteps of the Ryder and Presidents Cup teams member.
With what Ward has done lately, who's to say where his limits lie?
"He has really broken through that ceiling that keeps a good player a good player and not an extremely good player,'' said veteran golfer Robert McKinney, a member of the Texas Tech athletic Hall of Fame. "He's just really, really playing well.''