Jan. 18, 2018
THE FLATS – Four former Georgia Tech golfers have been named to the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council, the Tour announced Tuesday. Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale fill exactly one quarter of the panel which serves to advise and consult with the PGA Tour Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the Tour.
The former Yellow Jackets have competed for more than 50 years on Tour collectively and combined for more than $91 million in earnings.
“It’s a great honor for each of them,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. “It says a lot about the respect their fellow players have for them and their intelligence, and an indication of how well they take care of their business and comport themselves out on Tour.”
Cink, who graduated from Tech in 1995, has won six PGA Tour events and earned more than $35 million in 22 years on Tour, and was named the 2017 recipient of the Tour’s Payne Stewart Award. Kuchar, a 2000 graduate of the Institute, has won seven times and earned more than $42 million as an 18-year Tour veteran, while Tringale, a 2009 Tech graduate, is in his ninth year on Tour and has earned nearly $10 million. Hadley, a 2010 graduate, has earned his position on the advisory council despite in only his fifth season on Tour. He was named the Web.com Tour Player of the Year in 2017 to regain his PGA Tour card for 2017-18.
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