Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

June 6, 2017

THE FLATS – Chesson Hadley nearly assured himself of regaining his PGA Tour card last weekend, forcing a playoff in the Rex Hospital Open on the Web.com Tour, and Matt Kuchar put himself into contention with a big Saturday round at the Memorial Tournament and put yet another top-10 finish on his belt.

A win at the Rex Hospital Open would have all but cinched a PGA Tour card for Hadley, who won the event in 2013. The former Yellow Jacket All-American shot an opening 64 on Thursday to grab the lead, and after dropping back with a 72 Friday, fired a 67 Saturday and a 66 Sunday in a back-and-forth battle with Conrad Shundler to force a playoff. On the first playoff hole, however, Hadley missed a short par putt to hand Shindler the victory.

The disappointing playoff loss aside, Hadley went over $100,000 in earnings for the year and jumped to 18th place in earnings on the Web.com Tour, a position that would earn him back his PGA Tour card if he can maintain it through the end of the season.

Kuchar, who opened with a 68 and shot 67 on Saturday to put him near the lead, finished in a tie for fourth place at the Memorial, which he won in 2013 for one of his seven career PGA Tour victories. It was his fourth top-10 of the season and the 89th of his career. The finish continued his steady climb up the FedEx Cup points list, and he now sits at No. 29, familiar territory for the former Tech All-American who has reached the Tour Championship each of the last eight years.

Stewart Cink tied for 25th at the Memorial, while Ollie Schniederjans tied for 71st.

Elsewhere, 2012 graduate James White played solidly in his debut on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada), firing a 6-under-par 282 to tie for 28th place at the Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver.

In the final round of the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Matt Kuchar sinks a 14-footer for birdie on the par-5 15th hole.

Following his third-round 67 at the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Matt Kuchar talks about his fascination with this golf course and how it fits his game.

In the final round of the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Stewart Cink makes a 22-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 6th hole.

After an illustrious career at Georgia Tech, Ollie Schniederjans looks to become the next winner of the highly-touted graduating class of 2011.

Albertson/Stanton story

"Every pitcher likes golf. I don't know what it is."

A key part of @AndersAlbertson's team. https://t.co/OAKizrjdbN pic.twitter.com/g8iCAQvAXJ

— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) June 1, 2017

Following his opening-round 64 at the 2017 Rex Hospital Open, Chesson Hadley talks about playing in his hometown and the advantage of playing TPC Wakefield Plantation throughout the year.

The PGA Tour moves to Memphis this week for the final tuneup before next week’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Wis. Roberto Castro, who is exempt into the national championship, is in the field along with Cink, while Bryce Molder, Cameron Tringale and Richy Werenski return to action after a week off. Hadley was an alternate for the FedEx St. Jude as of Monday.

Tech’s Web.com foursome – Anders Albertson, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson (23rd on the Web.com Tour earnings list) – moves to Illinois for this week’s Rust-Oleum Championship.

Chicago on our mind.

Who's positioned for a big week @RustOleumChamp? https://t.co/vqWIDlKAZJ pic.twitter.com/RsyPmDkimV

— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) June 6, 2017

U.S. Open Qualifying: Stewart Cink became the third former Yellow Jacket to make the field for next week’s 117th United States Open Championship after qualifying for the championship Monday in Columbus, Ohio. Cink, the 2009 British Open champion with six career victories on the PGA Tour, tied for fourth place Monday, earning one of 14 qualifying spots in the 122-player field. The 1995 Tech graduate will play in his 20th U.S. Open and first since 2014, joining Roberto Castro and Matt Kuchar, who had exemptions after qualifying for last year’s PGA Tour Championship.

My dogs were barking at the end of 36 yesterday but it was worth it! Honored to compete in the 2017 @usopengolf! pic.twitter.com/CcNagfaaD8

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) June 6, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic • June 8-11, 2017 • TPC Southwind • Memphis, Tenn. • Purse: $6,400,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Rust-Oleum Championship • June 8-11, 2017 • Ivanhoe Club • Ivanhoe, Ill. • Purse: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: Principal Charity Championship • June 9-11, 2017 • Wakonda Club • Des Moines, Iowa • Purse: $1,750,000
MacKenzie Tour: Bayview Place Cardtronics Open • June 8-11, 2017 • Uplands Golf Club • Victoria, B.C. • $175,000
PGA Tour China: schedule to be announced
Swing Thought Tour: Grey Stone Golf Club • June 27-30, 2017 • Dickson, Tenn.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$109,484
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
70-74—144 (+2)
 Money rank
74
Earnings
$26,539
 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 (Rex Hospital)
74-71—145 (+3)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,474,427
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
77-73—150 (+6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
167
Earnings
$248,204
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,946,147
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-25
72-73-68-73—286 (-2)
 FedEx Cup Rank
60
Earnings
$994,765
 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): 
$4,011, 076
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
2 (lost playoff)
64-72-67-66—269 (-15)
 Money Rank
18
Earnings
$101,632
 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: 
$39,612,241
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-4
69-70-67-73—279 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
29
Earnings
$1,906,850
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,396,221
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
45
Earnings
$158,844
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,083,505
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
179
Earnings
$157,895
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$52,310
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
71-72—143 (+1)
 Money rank
41
Earnings
$52,310
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,467,938
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-71
74-73-73-77—297 +9)
  FedEx Cup rank
48
Earnings
$1,239,246
 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): 
$6,468,370
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-76—147 (+5)
 Money Rank
23
Earnings
$87,973
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,522,926
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
115
Earnings
$624,602
 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: 
$340,834
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
145
Earnings
$334,009
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$1,715
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-28
72-66-73-71—282 (-6)
 SwingThought.com Rank
28
Earnings
$1,199

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