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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSRichy Werenski made a run for 54 holes at The American Express, but finished 21st after Sunday 75 … Larry Mize opens 14th season on Champions Tour … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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WERENSKI MAKES A RUN AT PGA WEST

Richy Werenski looked as though he might contend for career victory No. 2 last weekend at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif. The former Yellow Jacket easily made it to the weekend with rounds of 69-68 and rode a hot putter Saturday to card a 65 (six birdies and an eagle). But the 2014 Tech graduate struggled to a 75 Sunday, which included a double-bogey at the last hole, finishing in a tie for 21st place at 277 (-11).

Still, he made a nice move up the FedEx Cup points ladder to 127th place.

Cameron Tringale was the only other Yellow Jacket to make the cut, tying for 56th place at 4-under-par 284, and held his position at No. 49 on the FedEx Cup list. Vincent Whaley and Chesson Hadley missed the cut.

The Tour heads South this week for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in LaJolla, Calif., where all four Jackets return to action along recently graduated teammates Andy Ogletree, who will make his second PGA Tour start as a newly minted pro, and Tyler Strafaci, who remains an amateur. Both received sponsor exemptions.

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MIZE MAKES 2020 DEBUT ON CHAMPIONS TOUR

Larry Mize opened his 14th season on PGA Tour Champions on the Big Island of Hawai’i and turned in a tie for 40th place at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, posting a 5-over-par total of 221.

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DUVAL REFLECTS ON HIS 59

It has been 22 years since David Duval became the third player in the history of the PGA Tour to shoot 59 during a PGA Tour event. He was also the first one to do it on a Sunday, and he did it in the most dramatic way possible, making an eagle 3 on the 18th hole to reach the magic number in the final round to win what was then the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

A lot has happened in Duval’s life since then. So, does he remember much about that historic day? You bet.

Read more in GolfDigest.com

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WHO HAS THE BEST SHOT AT FIRST MAJOR TITLE?

Jay Wilhelm of Pro Golf Now likes Matt Kuchar: “Matt Kuchar starts off my list as he’s been the model of consistency throughout his career. His name always seems to be hanging around on the weekend during a Major weekend. His best finish at a Major was at the 2017 Open Championship where he finished alone in 2nd place. Golfers always say they like to be there at the end with a chance and because of this Kuchar will always seem to have a chance at winning a Major.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Farmers Insurance Open • January 28-31, 2021 • Torrey Pines Golf Club • La Jolla, Calif. • Purse: $7,500,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  LECOM Suncoast Classic • February 18-21, 2021 • Lakewood National Golf Club • Lakewood Ranch, Fla. • Purse: tba
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Morocco Champions • January 30-February 1, 2021 • Savannah Golf Club • Marrakesh, MAR • Purse: $2,000,000
  • All Pro Tour:  Coke Dr. Pepper Open • March 10-13, 2021 • Oakwood Golf Club/Links of the Bayou • Alexandria, La. • Purse: $162,500
  • G Pro Tour:  Daytona Open • January 26-28, 2020 • LPGA International (Hills Course) • Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 6 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club • January 25-26, 2021 • Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club • Ormond Beach, Fla.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-7
68-67-68-71--274 (-10)
Points ranking: 49
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
Genesis Invitational
missed cut
73-70--143 (+1)
Points ranking: 14
YTD earnings: $1,637,765
Career earnings: $39,798,906
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: 121 (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: $18,893,931
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
LECOM Suncoast Classic
missed cut
70-71--141 (-1)
Points ranking: 78
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: 121
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
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-43
68-69-73-71--281 (-3)
Points 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
Genesis Invitational
missed cut
71-72--143 (+1)
Points ranking: 172
YTD earnings: $122,695
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,640,947
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: $9,392,206
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $10,500
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 playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: 0
Career earnings (PGAT): 0
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
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 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
LECOM Suncoast Classic
missed cut
70-72--142 (even)
KFT Points ranking: 20
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
ST 11 Mission Inn Resort
missed cut (24th place)
74-73--147 (+3)
Points Ranking: 45 (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
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-14
68-67-67-74--276 (-8)
KFT Points ranking: 32
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
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
70-73--143 (+1)
Points ranking: 147
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
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
T-26
69-71-73-69--282 (-2)
Points ranking: 34
YTD earnings: $1,115,1066
Career earnings (PGAT): $12,945,982
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
T-57
70-71-76-70--287 (+3)
Points ranking: 121
YTD earnings: $312,039
Career earnings (PGAT): $4,858,145
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: 135
YTD earnings: $183,608
Career earnings (PGAT): $391,180
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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