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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – The PGA Tour continues to make plans to support the restart of its 2019-20 schedule, pending public health conditions and approval from authorities, in mid-June, while professional golfers are preparing for a resumption of play, including the 20-plus former Yellow Jackets competing on the various tours … more details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

CATCHING UP WITH ROBERTO CASTRO

Former Georgia Tech All-American and veteran PGA Tour pro Roberto Castro caught up with Yellow Jacket fans last week, chatting with Yellow Jackets’ broadcast voice Wiley Ballard. Check it out here.

Tech Talks presented by CookOut: Catching up with Roberto Castro

MATT KUCHAR APPEARS IN PGA PSA

Nine-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar is starring in a new Back2Golf Social Distancing PSA with Steph Curry and Nelly Korda, produced by the PGA of America on collaboration with professional golf tours and other golf industry agencies. Back2Golf is an industry-wide collaboration to provide operational guidelines, designed in three phases and aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the responsible playing of golf through the COVID-19 pandemic.


CLEAN, OLD FASHIONED HATE NOT HAPPENING

According to Adam Schupak of Golfweek, magazine, former Georgia golfer Brendon Todd said he tried to get a Georgia-Georgia Tech grudge match off the ground between he and fellow Bulldog Chris Kirk against Yellow Jackets Roberto Castro and Stewart Cink, but couldn’t get the sponsorship necessary for a TV crew. The revelation was part of a larger story about the recent Rory McIlroy-Dustin Johnson and the upcoming Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods events in Florida. READ MORE

KUCHAR’S CADDIE TALKS RESTART

The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed a number of professional tour caddies, including Matt Kuchar’s looper John Wood, who said he will consider wearing surgical or golf gloves on both hands as an extra precaution but would probably eschew a face covering unless it is required. “I won’t be able to breathe out there, and my glasses will get all fogged up. The only thing I’d worry about is a secondary outbreak.”

CHARLIE RYMER HOSTING WEEKLY GOLF SHOW

Former Georgia Tech star and PGA tour veteran Charlie Rymer, who retired from competition and from his television career on Golf Channel to move to Myrtle Beach, is hosting a weekly golf show for Play Golf Myrtle Beach. See tweet below and click to watch the fifth episode.

#PROJACKETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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:  Korn Ferry Challenge • 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: $106,387
Career earnings (KFT): $628,224
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
PGA Tour
Sony Open in Hawaii
T-19
67-63-65-70--265 (-15)
Points ranking: 6
YTD earnings: $1,621,340
Career earnings: $39,782,481
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking: 88
(GPro)
YTD earnings: $2,887.50 (GPro)
Career earnings: n/a
DREW CZUCHRY
Hometown: Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking: 98 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $1,800 (GPro)
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: 74
YTD earnings: $79,133
Career earnings (KFT): $114,110
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 90
YTD earnings: $246,172
Career earnings: $8,330,906
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: 43
YTD earnings: $121,626
Career earnings (KFT): $466,397
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Sony Open in Hawaii
missed cut
70-68--138 (-2)
Points ranking: 169
YTD earnings: $98,842
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,617,094
TROY MATTESON
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Turned pro: 2003
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
Status: none
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
Did not playPoints ranking: 64
YTD earnings: $125,690
Career earnings (Champions): $5,000,539
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
ANDY OGLETREE
Hometown: Little Rock, Miss.
Residence: Roswell, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playn/a
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
Did not playPoints ranking (LocalIQ Series): 35
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $5,280
Career earnings (MacKenzie): $16,280
MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Developmental tours
Did not pllayPoints 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 playKFT Points ranking: 19
YTD earnings: $189,688
Career earnings (KFT): $451,076
Career earnings (PGAT): $309,588
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: Developmental Tours
SwingThought Tour
ST4 Arrowood CC Oceanside, Calif.
T5
68-67--135 (-7)
Points Ranking: 40 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $6,572 (GPro)
$450 (SwingThought)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 35
YTD earnings: $148,992
Career earnings (KFT): $438,648
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: 146
YTD earnings: $27,635
Career earnings (KFT): $889,499
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: 33
YTD earnings: $618,090
Career earnings (PGAT): $12,448,966
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Sony Open in Hawaii
missed cut
72-66--138 (-2)
Points ranking: 146
YTD earnings: $151,919
Career earnings (PGAT): $4,697,226
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPGA Tour Points ranking: 109
YTD earnings: $164,405
Career earnings (PGAT): $306,713
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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