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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: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Pinnacle Bank Championship
T-11
70-65-69-74--278 (-6)
Points ranking: 78
YTD earnings: $47,937
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: 194
YTD earnings: $143,213
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: 133
YTD earnings: $472,640
Career earnings: $38,143,160
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: tba
LocaliQ Series
Championship at Echelon
missed cut
73-70--143 (-1)
Points 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
Korn Ferry Tour
WinCo Foods Portland Open
missed cut
77-70--147 (+5)
Points ranking: 44
YTD earnings: $63,630
Career earnings (KFT): $113,546
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 136
YTD earnings: $469,977
Career earnings: $8,069,519
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
Korn Ferry Tour
WinCo Foods Portland Open
missed cut
72-74--146 (+4)
Points ranking: 27
YTD earnings: $91,126
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
PGA Tour
PGA Championship
missed cut
71-72--143 (+3)
Points ranking: 60
YTD earnings: $1,377,686
Career earnings: $51,293,153
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
Did not playPoints ranking: 43
YTD earnings: $77,628
Career earnings (Champions): $4,952,478
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
LocaliQ Series
Championship at Echelon
T-7
65-71-68--204 (-12)
Points ranking: n/a
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
Korn Ferry Tour
WinCo Foods Portland Open
missed cut
73-74--147 (+5)
Points ranking: 18
YTD earnings: $121,978
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
Korn Ferry Tour
WinCo Foods Portland Open
T-7
72-69-72-64--277 (-7)
Points ranking: 31
YTD earnings: $88,622
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
Korn Ferry Tour
WinCo Foods Portland Open
WD
75-WD
Points ranking: 140
YTD earnings: $21,026
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
PGA Tour
PGA Championship
DQ
73-68(dq)
Points ranking: 82
YTD earnings: $855,312
Career earnings: $11,775,016
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
PGA Championship
missed cut
71-72--143 (+3)
Points ranking: 37
YTD earnings: $1,589,772
Career earnings: $4,419,472
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: 194
YTD earnings: $178,451
Career earnings: $178,451

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