Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Sept. 26, 2017

See Matt Kuchar’s complete Presidents Cup record here.

THE FLATS – With the PGA Tour season now over, Matt Kuchar and 11 other PGA Tour stars turn their attention to the Presidents Cup, which begins Thursday at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Meanwhile, Chesson Hadley looks to continue his hot streak at the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship and gain fully exempt status on the PGA Tour for next season.

A veteran stalwart of international competition, this is Kuchar’s fourth time playing for the United States in the Presidents Cup, to go along with four appearances with the American team in the Ryder Cup. At age 39, he is third oldest member of this year’s team (Phil Mickelson, 47, is the oldest, and Charley Hoffman, 40, is next). A Georgia Tech player has played in every Presidents Cup since 2005, and every Ryder Cup since 1999.

Kuchar’s international resume also includes the 2016 Olympic Games and the World Cup of Golf (2011, 2013) as a professional. As an amateur, Kuchar represented the United States in the 1999 Walker Cup, the 1998 World Amateur Team Championship and the 1998 and 1999 Palmer Cup.

Competition begins Thursday with five foursomes matches in the afternoon, followed by five four-ball matches on Friday, another round of foursomes (four matches) and a second round of four-ball matches (four matches) on Saturday and 12 singles matches Sunday.

Kuchar played his usual excellent golf over the weekend at the Tour Championship, posting rounds of 69-71-67-67 to finish in a tie for 10th and complete the 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule at No. 14 on the FedEx Cup points list. He has played his last eight rounds in a combined 21-under-par and holds the 13th-best scoring average on Tour.

In the final round of the 2017 TOUR Championship, Matt Kuchar knocks his 194-yard approach in tight setting up a tap-in birdie on the par-4 1st hole.

Take a bird’s-eye view of Liberty National Golf Club with the New York City skyline in the background.

Web.com Tour: Chesson Hadley leads The Finals 25 after finishing ninth in earnings during the regular season, and also holds the top position in combined earnings from the regular season plus finals. Hadley already has his PGA Tour card for 2017-18, but can gain full exempt status by holding that spot. With $559,350, Hadley leads the combined money list by more than $170,000 and can only lose that position by missing the cut this week at the Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Hadley lost the DAP Championship in Beachwood, Ohio last weekend in a three-man playoff after firing 64-68-69 over the final three rounds to finish at 8-under-par 272. Nicholas Lindheim made birdie on the first playoff hole to grab the victory over Hadley and Rob Oppenheim. Lindheim and Oppenheim locked up their PGA Tour cards in the process.

In the Web.com Finals, Hadley has finished 10th, won and tied for second place, posting a combined score of 31-under-par.

Following his second-round 64 at the 2017 DAP Championship, Chesson Hadley is looking for his second consecutive victory and third of the season on the Web.com Tour.

10-🏆-T2 in his last three starts. Our champion @chessonhadley is thriving in the #WebFinals pic.twitter.com/eUSwJ5yptw

— AlbertsonsBoiseOpen (@Boise_Open) September 25, 2017

Elsewhere: Larry Mize tied for 36th in the Pure Insurance Championship last weekend on the Monterrey Peninsula, and stands 55th in Schwab Cup earnings for 2017. The PGA Tour Champions now takes a three-week break before the SAS Championship the weekend of Oct. 13-15 and then the three-event Schwab Cup playoffs.

Game Day at East Lake…we think we know who Bob Jones would be rooting for today. 🏈 pic.twitter.com/Z1lv72wkKc

— East Lake Golf Club (@eastlakegc) September 23, 2017

“You’re born selfish, and golf teaches selflessness” – Stewart Cink on receiving the #PayneStewartAward: https://t.co/vWp9AUHb2H pic.twitter.com/LvrgaUlud5

— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 20, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Presidents Cup • September 28-October 1, 2017 • Liberty National Golf Club • Jersey City, N.J. • Purse: n/a • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Web.com Tour Championship • September 28-October 1, 2017 • Atlantic Beach Country Club • Atlantic Beach, Fla. • Purse: $1,000,000
PGA Tour Champions: SAS Championship • October 13-15, 2017 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2,000,000
Mackenzie Tour: season over

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
74-68–144 (+2)
 Money rank
T76 (T-60 in finals)
Earnings
$79,564
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,593,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
172 on PGA Tour (T-37 in finals)
Earnings
$367,362
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,415,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
53
Earnings
$1,463,922
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-Tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$4,234,200 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-2nd (lost in playoff)
71-64-68-69–272 (-8)
 Money Rank
1 (earned PGA Tour card)
Earnings
$471,350 ($82,208 on PGA Tour)
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$41,987,880
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
69-71-67-67–274 (-6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
14
Earnings
$4,282,489
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
237 (PGA Tour)
Earnings
$12,376
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,478,671
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-36
72-69-73–214 (-1)
 Schwab Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$294,201
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,129,782
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
190
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$82,953
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
71-75–146 (+6)
 Money rank
60 (T-58 in finals)
Earnings
$82,953
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,164,361
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
60
Earnings
$1,935,669
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
67
70-69-80-74–293 (+13)
 Money Rank
32 (72 in finals)
Earnings
$131,848
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,691,139
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
77-69–146 (+6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
133 (49 in finals)
Earnings
$792,814
 MINGHAO WANG
 Xian, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-13
 High School: Celebration Academy
 Status: PGA Tour China
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$897,087
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
106
Earnings
$890,262
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$14,442
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-34
74-68-66-67–275 (-5)
 Money Rank
45
Earnings
$13,296

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