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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Four Yellow Jackets tee it up in Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship … Matt Kuchar chases lead at AT&T Byron Nelson … Seth Reeves scores third top-3 finish on Korn Ferry Tour … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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FOUR JACKETS IN FIELD FOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The second major of the 2020-21 season gets underway this Thursday with the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Stewart Cink, a two-time winner this year, is in the field along with Matt Kuchar, Cameron Tringale and Richy Werenski.

Cink is in the field for the first time since 2018, when he tied for fourth at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, his third top-10 finish in 19 appearances.

Kuchar is making his 13th appearance in the PGA Championship, having posted four top-10 finishes, while Tringale is in for the seventh time, and Werenski is making his third start.

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KUCHAR CHALLENGES THROUGH 54 HOLES AT BYRON NELSON

Matt Kuchar made a run at the AT&T Byron Nelson title last weekend with a Saturday 66 at TPC Craig Ranch, beginning Sunday’s final round just two shots off the lead. But the nine-time PGA Tour winner was left behind after posting a finishing 73 and tied for 17th place with a 16-under-par total of 272.

Kuchar advanced seven spots in the FedEx Cup points list to 87th.

Vincent Whaley, playing in his hometown of McKinney, Texas, enjoyed another solid finish, a tie for 26th place and a 14-under-par score of 274, moving up to 126th place on the FedEx Cup list. The top 125 at the end of the regular season participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Chesson Hadley and Tyler Strafaci, making his professional debut, got off to solid starts in the first round but struggled in round 2 and missed the cut.

Leaderboard

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REEVES GOES LOW ON SUNDAY ON KORN FERRY TOUR

In a bid to win for the second time on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, Seth Reeves fired a 9-under-par 61 Sunday at Holston Hills Golf Club, but came up three strokes short at the Visit Knoxville Open. The Georgia Tech All-American finished the tournament with a 17-under-par total of 263 and jumped back into the top 25 in Korn Ferry Tour points (No. 19).

It was the third top-3 finish for Reeves, who had made as many cuts as he’s missed in 2020-21 (14 each). The 2014 All-American won the Pinnacle Bank Championship last summer and tied for third at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

Meanwhile, Paul Haley II tied for 70th place but dropped only one spot to 20th in Korn Ferry Tour points, giving two Yellow Jackets a chance to earn PGA Tour cards at the end of the regular season.

Leaderboard

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FORME TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE

The Forme Tour, the newly created, U.S.-based Tour for players with status on the MacKenzie Tour, including Luke Schniederjans and Chris Petefish, announced its eight-tournament schedule last week. The slate will take players to seven states—with Indiana hosting two tournaments. The Forme Tour, which provides a path to the Korn Ferry Tour for the season’s top finishers and offers Official World Golf Ranking points, will begin in late-June and conclude the second week of September.

Each Forme Tour tournament is 72 holes, with sets of two events played in back-to-back-weeks, each tournament using a Wednesday-to-Saturday or Tuesday-to-Friday format.

The season begins in the Watkinsville, Ga., on June 23-26. The year concludes Sept. 7-10 in Ringoes, N.J., 45 miles from Philadelphia.

Complete schedule

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ELSEWHERE

Larry Mize tied for 69th place at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., falling back in the final round with an 83 for a 13-over-par total of 229 …

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  PGA Championship • May 20-23, 2021 • Ocean Course at Kiawah Island • Kiawah Island, S.C. • Purse: tba
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Visit Knoxville Open • May 13-16, 2021 • Holston Hills Country Club • Knoxville, Tenn. • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship • May 27-30, 2021 • Southern Hills Country Club • Tulsa, Okla. • Purse: $3,500,000
  • Forme Tour:  PGA Tour Canada Q-School USA West 3 • June 8-11, 2021 • The Home Course • Dupont, Wash.
  • All Pro Tour:  United Way Charity Championship • May 19-22, 2021 • Hardscrabble Country Club • Fort Smith, Ark. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Greenville Open • May 19-21, 2021 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, N.C. • Purse: $72,100
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 27 Belmont Lake • June 8-9, 2021 • Belmont Lake Golf Club • Rocky Mount, 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: 283
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: 169
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $67,645
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,526,864
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: 84
YTD earnings (Champions): $38,506
Career earnings (Champions): $331,796
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 122
YTD earnings: $441,312
Career earnings: $12,165,371
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
Advent Health Championship
78th
68-68-74-75--285 (-3)
FedEx Cup points: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 183
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
Advent Health Championship
T-53
73-65-71-71--280 (-8)
KFT points ranking: 167
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 180
YTD earnings: $197,276
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,955,967
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
PGA of America
PGA Championship
missed cut
73-75--148 (+6)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,608,000
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,083,250
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
missed cut
74-71--145 (+1)
KFT Points ranking: 122
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
T-10
69-69-68-67--273 (-15)
KFT points ranking: 66
YTD earnings (KFT): $51,880
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $677,998
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: MacKenzie Tour/Forme Tour
PGA Tour Americas
Inter Rapidismo Championship
T-23
73-67-69-70--279 (-9)
Fortinet 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
Advent Health Championship
missed cut
72-72--144 (even)
KFT Points ranking: 112
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
Did not playGPro points ranking: 36
YTD earnings: $2,595
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
T-36
68-72-68-70--278 (-10)
KFT points ranking: 27
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
NICHOLAS THOMPSON
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $922,294
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,729,551
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): $1,484,050
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,535,898
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 191
KFT points ranking: 48
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $512,403
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
T-4
65-72-66-68--271 (-17)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 154
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $206,369
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,852,178
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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