Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Aug. 1, 2017

THE FLATS – For all the good will Matt Kuchar generated during the final round of the Open Championship two weeks ago, his biggest immediate benefit was solidifying his position not only in the FedEx Cup points race but in making the United States team for the upcoming Presidents Cup.

If Kuchar can maintain his current position throughout the rest of the regular season and the FedEx Cup playoffs, he will qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club for the eighth straight year, and he will be on the USA team in a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup for the eighth consecutive year.

After tying for 32nd place and leading a contingent of seven former Yellow Jackets at last weekend’s RBC Canadian Open, Kuchar stands No. 17 in the FedEx Cup race, and the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship in September. He also stands eighth in points for the Presidents Cup (Sept. 28-Oct. 1), with the top 10 through events of Sept. 4 automatically earning a spot on the team.

Among the seven Jackets competing at Glen Abbey last weekend, Richy Werenski (154th in FedEx Cup points), Ollie Schniederjans (68th), Bryce Molder (184th) and Stewart Cink (67th) made the cut. Cameron Tringale (124th) and Roberto Castro (170th) missed the weekend. The top 125 in Fed Ex Cup points through the Wyndham Championship on Aug, 17-20 will qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Kuchar is the only Jacket in the field for this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Five others – Chesson Hadley, Molder, Schniederjans, Tringale and Werenski – will be competing in the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev., which features the unique modified stableford scoring format. With his 2017-18 PGA Tour card assured after winning the LECOM Health Challenge on the Web.com Tour four weeks ago, Hadley is competing in his third PGA Tour event since then.

Matt Kuchar flashes his brilliance from the bunker at RBC Canadian

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Roberto Castro (@cicioCASTRO) August 1, 2017

Web.com Tour: Chesson Hadley sits No. 8 in the Web.com Tour earnings (top 25 get their PGA Tour cards for 2017-18), but Nicholas Thompson (34th), Seth Reeves (55th) and Anders Albertson (54th) have ground to make up with four events left on the Web.com Tour regular-season schedule. Thompson tied for 21st and Albertson tied for 34th in last weekend’s Digital Ally Open, neither making any significant headway. This week they are in Hayward, Calif., for the Ellie Mae Classic, in which Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has a sponsor’s exemption.

UPCOMING EVENTS

World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational • August 3-6, 2017 • Firestone Country Club (South) • Akron, Ohio • Purse: $9,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 550
PGA Tour: Barracuda Championship • August 3-6, 2017 • Montreux Golf and Country Club • Reno, Nev. • Purse: $3,300,000 • FedExCup Points: 300
Web.com Tour: Ellie Mae Classic • August 3-6, 2017 • TPC Stonebrae • Hayward, Calif. • Purse: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: 3M Championship • August 4-6, 2017 • TPC Twin Cities • Blaine, Minn. • Purse: $1,750,000
Mackenzie Tour: Syncrude Oil Company Championship • August 3-6, 2017 • Windermere Golf & Country Club • Edmonton, Alberta • $175,000
Swing Thought Tour: The Patriot at Grand Harbor • August 2-5, 2017 • Ninety-Six, S.C.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$154,521
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-34
69-67-66-69—271 (-13)
 Money rank
53
Earnings
$71,576
 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
missed cut (Web.com Tour)
72-71—143 (+1)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,487,931
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
70-73—143 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
170
Earnings
$216,708
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,153,242
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-62
69-69-71-74—283 (-5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$1,201,860
 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): 
$4,188,300 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
8 (207 on PGA Tour)
Earnings
$218,450 ($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: 
$40,866,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-32
71-68-70-69—278 (-10)
 FedEx Cup Rank
17
Earnings
$3,161,139
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
234 (PGA Tour)
Earnings
$12,376
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,433,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
49
Earnings
$212,192
 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
T-62
71-69-70-73—283 (-5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
184
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$71,138
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
69-73—142 (E)
 Money rank
55
Earnings
$71,138
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,519,761
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-54
65-71-70-75—281 (-7)
  FedEx Cup rank
68
Earnings
$1,291,069
 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): 
$6,480,848 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-21
64-70-71-64—169 (-15)
 Money Rank
34
Earnings
$94,461
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,680,909
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
68-73—141 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
124
Earnings
$782,584
 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: 
$419,692
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-42
67-71-70-71—279 (-9)
  FedEx Cup rank
154
Earnings
$433,267
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$11,377
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
26
Earnings
$10,861

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