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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – The return of professional golf is imminent, with PGA Tour players getting ready to descend on Fort Worth, Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge, and Korn Ferry Tour players traveling to Florida for the Korn Ferry Challenge, both next week. More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

More than 20 former Yellow Jackets are competing on the various tours, and the 156-player field for the Charles Schwab Challenge is expected to include several Jackets despite being one of the deepest in the event’s history, with 16 of the world’s top 20 players committed. Fields for both the Charles Schwab and Korn Ferry Challenges will be finalized Friday.

Vincent Whaley and Chris Petefish have already returned to competition, competing in last weekend’s Three Ridges Open in Knoxville, Tenn. Whaley, a rookie on the PGA Tour, finished second with an 8-under-par score of 134, three shots off the lead, while Petefish, who has status on the Mackenzie Tour, tied for 30th at 1-under 141. The event attracted 98 competitors, including some PGA Tour members.

The All Pro Tour resumes this week with the Fore the Kids Open in Brownwood, Texas. No former Yellow Jackets are in the field. The PGA Tour announced Friday the cancellation remainder of the MacKenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) schedule with an aim toward a full resumption in 2021.

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HADLEY READY TO RETURN TO COMPETITION

Raleigh native Chesson Hadley joined WRAL Radio on Friday to talk about where his game is at headed into the big event. Hadley seemed one of the busiest people around during the hiatus, doing some charitable work locally, diving deep into his woodworking hobby, tackling some recommended reading, and more. He said that on May 14, he decided to shift from quarantine mode into serious golf professional mode, and he hasn’t really looked back.

Read Article and Listen to Radio Interview

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OGLETREE TO MAKE PGA TOUR DEBUT AT COLONIAL

U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree, who will delay turning pro until after the rescheduled Masters Tournament in November, has an invitation to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge and will make his PGA Tour debut as an amateur next week in Fort Worth.

In addition to his spots in the U.S. Open (Sept. 17-20) and the Masters (Nov. 12-15), Ogletree also has invitations to compete in the RBC Heritage (June 18-21) and the Memorial Tournament (July 16-19) on the PGA Tour as a result of his winning the U.S. Amateur.

Watch Ogletree’s recent interview with a local Mississippi television station

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PGA TOUR UNIVERSITY TO DEBUT IN 2021

The nation’s top college seniors will have a new avenue to compete in events on the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour’s international circuits beginning in 2021 with the PGA Tour’s announcement of PGA Tour University, a ranking system that will offer the top 20 individuals in that ranking after the NCAA Championship exemptions to events on those tours.

The top five individuals in the rankings will be able to compete in Korn Ferry Tour’s open events, while the remaining 15 will have a choice on competing in the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada), the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica or PGA Tour China Series.

Read Details | Game Changer: University creates pipeline for collegiate stars

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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:  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:  remainder of 2020 season cancelled
  • PGA Tour Series – China:  tba
  • PGA Tour LatinoAmerica:  all events postponed
  • All Pro Tour:  Fore the Kids • June 2-5, 2020 • Brownwood Country Club • Brownwood, Texas • Purse: $120,000
  • SwingThought Tour:  Disney’s St. Palm • June 10-11, 2020 • Orlando, Fla.
  • G Pro Tour:  Mimosa Open • June 23-25, 2020 • Mimosa Hills Country Club • Morganton, 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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