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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – The PGA Tour made its widely anticipated announcement late last week, laying out its proposed schedule for the rest of the 2020 calendar year, with the 2019-20 season now set to resume in mid-June, but with no fans for the first four events … The new schedule accommodates the previously announced changes to the four major championships and fills those vacant dates with rescheduled tour events … more details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

The suspension in the tour schedules means has left as many as 20 former Yellow Jackets with no place to play since early March. The All Pro, SwingThought and G Pro Tours, at which several recent Tech graduates compete, also have postponed upcoming events.

THE LATEST

With additional time needed to ensure PGA Tour tournaments are staged in the most safe and responsible manner possible given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the PGA Tour announced further schedule modifications for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, as well as plans for the opening portion of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR regular season, the restart of the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour season and updates regarding the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan cautioned, however, that the schedule would resume only if conditions are safe, and the first four scheduled events will be played without fans in attendance.

Read details with link to full schedule  |  Ten takeaways from revised schedule

Not only will former professional Yellow Jackets return to competition soon, but it gives graduating senior Andy Ogletree some firmer information on his own schedule for the summer. As the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, the Little Rock, Miss., senior already has invitations to play in the U.S. Open (rescheduled for Sept. 17-20) and the Masters Tournament (rescheduled for Nov. 12-15), but also holds invitations to play in the RBC Heritage (rescheduled for June 18-21) and the Memorial Tournament (rescheduled for July 16-19).

HADLEY THANKFUL FOR TIME OFF

Local PGA Tour pro Chesson Hadley joined The Adam Gold Show in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C. to discuss watching Tiger’s 2019 Masters win on Sunday, what struck him the most about the round, what he remembers about Woods’ win in 1997, what he’s done in quarantine and playing golf with the Hurricanes.  READ MORE

Hadley also worked with one of his sponsors, Bojangles, to deliver some gift cards to local first responders and also used a drone to deliver some food from the restaurant to his grandmother in a local assisted living facility.

CASTRO ON QUARANTINE LIFE

Georgia Tech All-American Roberto Castro, who lives in Atlanta, was one of the local sports figures who chipped into a conversation on quarantine life with Athletic columnist Jeff Schultz, saying “With two young kids you don’t re-watch ‘The Sopranos’ or finally read, ‘Infinite Jest.’ You learn how to better mix two things: pancake batter and cocktails.”  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

MIZE REFLECTS ON MASTERS TITLE

While much of the world is shut down by the COVID-19 virus, we thought it could be a suitable occasion to share a number of success stories from the golf world. Last week’s Greenside Chat with George Peper features Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters Champion, who shares the story of his magical week along with his thoughts about how the tournament might play out this fall. It is an excellent interview.  WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  Charles Schwab Challenge • June 11-14, 2020 • Colonial Country Club • Fort Worth, Texas. • Purse: $7,500,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  event to be named • June 11-14, 2020 • TPC Sawgrass-Dye’s Valley Course • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Bridgestone Senior Players Championship • July 9-12, 2020 • Firestone Country Club • Akron, Ohio • Purse: $2,800,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  Windsor Championship • July 16-19, 2020 • Ambassador Golf Club • Windsor, Ontario • Purse: $200,000
  • PGA Tour Series – China:  tba
  • PGA Tour LatinoAmerica:  Brazil Event I • August 20-23, 2020 • tba • tba • Purse: $170,000
  • All Pro Tour:  Fore the Kids • May 20-23, 2020 • Brownwood Country Club • Brownwood, Texas • Purse: $120,000
  • SwingThought Tour:  Three Ridges Golf Course • May 30-31, 2020 • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • G Pro Tour:  Thomasville Open • May 27-29, 2020 • Colonial Country Club • Thomasville, N.C.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 59
YTD earnings: $68,737
Career earnings (KFT): $524,751
ROBERTO CASTRO
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2007
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $0
Career earnings: $7,411,048
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 2
YTD earnings: $1,188,000
Career earnings: $39,349,141
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: tba
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: n/a
DREW CZUCHRY
Hometown: Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: tba
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: n/a
DAVID DUVAL
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
Status: none
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $19,196,243
J.T. GRIFFIN
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
Residence: Marietta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 66
YTD earnings: $73,405
Career earnings (KFT): $113,546
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
U.S. Open
T-51
73-73-77-75--298 (+18)
Points ranking: 28
YTD earnings: $129,213
Career earnings: $8,213,948
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Did not playOrder of Merit: 56
YTD earnings: ¥113,512
Career earnings: ¥251,305
PAUL HALEY II
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 34
YTD earnings: $121,626
Career earnings (KFT): $350,668
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
U.S. Open
missed cut
74-75--149 (+9)
Points ranking: 62
YTD earnings: $1,515,585
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,518,252
TROY MATTESON
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Turned pro: 2003
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
Status: no status
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $10,111,266
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour Champions
PURE Insurance Championship
T-49
71-78-70--219 (+3)
Points ranking: 57
YTD earnings: $118,167
Career earnings (Champions): $4,993,017
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 19
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $62,900
MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: n/a
SETH REEVES
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 13
YTD earnings: $187,228
Career earnings (KFT): $275,366
Career earnings (PGAT): $309,588
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 33
YTD earnings: $134,622
Career earnings (KFT): $302,034
Career earnings (PGAT): $3,879,653
NICHOLAS THOMPSON
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 145
YTD earnings: $25,289
Career earnings (KFT): $880,405
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,729,551
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: T-68
YTD earnings: $0
Career earnings (PGAT): $11,830,876
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
U.S. Open
missed cut
73-79--152 (+12)
Points ranking: 47
YTD earnings: $1,716,417
Career earnings (PGAT): $4,546,107
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
tatus: PGA Tour
Did not playPGA Tour Points ranking: T-21
YTD earnings: $57,420
Career earnings (PGAT): $264,991
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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