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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Four of five Yellow Jackets made the cut last weekend in the first of two events at Muirfield Village Golf Club … Stewart Cink posts highest finish of 2020 while Richy Werenski continues to improve since play resumed … Paul Haley II and Ollie Schniederjans continue solid play on Korn Ferry Tour … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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REMAINING PGA TOUR EVENTS TO BE PLAYED WITHOUT FANS

Facing the reality of the current spike in coronavirus cases, the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake announced Monday it would stage the September tournament without fans present. An event that featured the rousing moment of a huge gallery overrunning the fairway to trail Tiger Woods up No. 18 during his 2018 victory will host the PGA Tour’s top 30 in FedEx Cup points on a vacant course.  READ MORE

Further, the PGA Tour announced that it will conduct all of its remaining 2020 season events without spectators or pro-am events. The PGA previously announced that the PGA Championship (Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco) would be played without fans. The remaining two majors of the year, the U.S. Open (Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot) and the Masters (Nov. 12-15 at Augusta National) fall outside of the current season. Neither the USGA nor Augusta National has announced a decision about allowing fans.  READ MORE

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CREATING TWO EXPERIENCES AT SAME GOLF COURSE

For the first time since 1957, one course will host TOUR events in consecutive weeks, this time at Nicklaus’ famed Muirfield Village Golf Club. The brand-new Workday Charity Open made a one-time appearance last week, while Nicklaus’ annual Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide takes center stage this week. One of the goals, of course, is to provide the players in both fields distinctive challenges each week. Steve Rintoul is among the TOUR rules officials charged with setting up Muirfield Village so that the playing experience at the Workday Charity Open isn’t exactly the same as at the Memorial.  READ MORE

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JACKETS AT WORKDAY CHARITY OPEN

With his tie for 17th place, Stewart Cink posted his best finish since his tie for ninth at the Houston Open during the fall portion of the schedule, negotiating the Muirfield Village Golf Club for rounds of 69-70 on the weekend for a 9-under-par total of 279. Cink now stands 129th in FedEx Cup points.

Richy Werenski continues to play consistent golf, tying for 35th place at the Workday Charity Open with a 5-under-par 283 to lift himself a couple of spots to 90th in FedEx Cup points. Werenski is 4-for-4 in cuts made since the return to play with a high finish of T21 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Matt Kuchar logged a solid tie for 39th place after a week off and a tie for 41st at the RBC Heritage, and sits 55th in FedEx Cup points, while Chesson Hadley tied for 52nd place and surpassed the $8 million mark in career earnings.

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The Tour remains at Muirfield Villege Golf Club this week for The Memorial Tournament, as will Cink and 2013 champion Kuchar. Tech graduate Andy Ogletree is in the field as an amateur on a sponsor exemption, and Hadley is an alternate (as of Monday).

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JACKETS AT TPC SAN ANTONIO CHALLENGE

Paul Haley II and Ollie Schniederjans both began the Korn Ferry Tour season with limited status, but their performances since the Covid-19 shutdown have given them regular work as the season progresses.

Haley has sandwiched a pair of top-5 finishes around a missed cut after tying for third place last weekend at the TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons, firing a closing 8-under-par 64 to post a tournament total of 268 (-20). That score might be good enough to win many weeks, but in this case was five strokes shy of the winning total. The result, however, did vault Haley inside the top 25 in Korn Ferry Tour points as he tries to rebound from a couple of lean years.

Schniederjans also has played strong golf since the shutdown, tying for eighth last weekend for his second top-10 finish in four events. Since the shutdown, Schniederjans has posted finishes of T32, T5, T17 and T8 in succession and risen from No. 93 to No. 30 in Korn Ferry points.

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Four other Yellow Jackets – Anders Albertson, J.T. Griffin, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson – missed the cut in the event last weekend, but all of them remain in San Antonio for this week’s TPC San Antonio Championship event at the TPC property’s Oaks course.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  The Memorial Tournament • July 15-18, 2020 • Muirfield Village Golf Club • Dublin, Ohio • Purse: $9,300,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks • July 15-18, 2020 • TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course) • San Antonio, Texas • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  The Ally Challenge • July 30-August 1, 2020 • Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club • Grand Blanc, Mich. • Purse: $2,000,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  remainder of 2020 season cancelled
  • PGA Tour Series – China:  remainder of 2020 season cancelled
  • PGA Tour LatinoAmerica:  remainder of 2020 season cancelled
  • All Pro Tour:  Texararkana Children’s Charity Open • July 15-18, 2020 • Texarkana Country Club/Northridge Country Club • Texarakana, Texas • Purse: $140,000
  • Emerald Coast Tour:  Rocky Bayou • July 26-28, 2020 • Niceville, Fla.
  • G Pro Tour:  Greenville Open • July 21-23, 2020 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Bermuda Run Country Club • July 14-15, 2020 • Winston-Salem, N.C.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 228
YTD earnings: $8,760
KFT points ranking: 126
YTD earnings (KFT): $14,525
Career earnings (PGAT): $556,905
Career earnings (KFT): $929,956
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour/PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 167
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $210,115
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,736,979
WILL DICKSON
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playGPro Points ranking: 20
YTD Earnings (GPro): $4,797
Career earnings (GPro): $59,704
Points ranking (KFT): 193
YTD earnings (KFT): $4,538
Points ranking (FET): 154
YTD earnings (FET): $2,571
DAVID DUVAL
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup Points ranking: 51
YTD earnings (Champions): $164,798
Career earnings (Champions): $458,088
Career earnings (PGAT): $18,983,931
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 playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
Career earnings (Canada): $29,836
Career earnings (KFT): $187,056
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
USGA
U.S. Open
missed cut
75-73--148 (+8)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 129
YTD earnings: $463,903
Career earnings: $12,187,963
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Did not playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: ¥251,305
PAUL HALEY II
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: PGA Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-77
71-66-72-70--279 (-1)
FedEx Cup points: 223
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 198
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,086,525
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-17
69-66-68-66--269 (-11)
KFT points ranking: 147
YTD earnings (KFT): $12,110
Fortinet Cup points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): $n/a
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
USGA
U.S. Open
T-50
72-71-75-71--289 (+9)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 149
YTD earnings: $197,276
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,955,967
CHRISTO LAMPRECHT
Hometown: George, South Africa
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-24
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
missed cut
78-63--141 (+1)
KFT points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): n/a
ANDY MAO
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2020-24
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Colonial Classic
missed cut
72-67--139 (-3)
GPro points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $n/a
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 112
YTD earnings: $10,863
Career earnings (Champions): $5,166,866
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: Asian Tour
Did not playLIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,735,750
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,211,000
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
USGA
U.S. Open
missed cut
77-72--149 (+9)
KFT Points ranking: 132
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,239
Career earnings (KFT): $342,455
Career earnings (PGA Tour Canada): $21,118
SETH REEVES
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT points ranking: 73
YTD earnings (KFT): $60,549
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $686,576
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: MacKenzie Tour/Forme Tour
Did not playFortinet Cup points: 65
YTD earnings (Americas): $4,736
Career earnings (Canada): $46,844
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-54
71-66-65-71--273 (-7)
KFT Points ranking: 126
YTD earnings: $28,830
Career earnings (KFT): $589,540
Career earnings (PGAT): $3,879,653
BEN SMITH
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2022
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-22
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Colonial Classic
T-12
69-67-66--202 (-11)
GPro points ranking: 36
YTD earnings: $4,490
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-17
66-65-68-70--269 (-11)
KFT points ranking: 35
YTD earnings (KFT): $100,793
Career earnings (KFT): $124,914
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playFortinet Cup points: 114
YTD earnings (Canada): $789
Career earnings (PGAT Americas): $45,681
YTD earnings (GPro Tour): $1,112
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $21,111
Career earnings (Canada): $12,970
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: LIV Golf/Asian Tour
Did not playLIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $1,880,925
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,932,775
Career earnings (PGAT): $17,310,004
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
missed cut
73-65--148 (+8)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 192
KFT points ranking: 55
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $518,875
Career earnings (PGAT): $6,765,035
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 161
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $261,124
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,906,933
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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