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THE FLATSStewart Cink named USA vice captain for 2023 Ryder Cup … Cameron Tringale is a top-10 machine on the LIV Golf Series in 2023 … Ollie Schniederjans shows off one-handed putting style at NV5 Invitational … Tyler Strafaci posts top-5 finish in Canada … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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STEWART CINK NAMED VICE CAPTAIN FOR RYDER CUP

United States Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson today named Stewart Cink as his fifth and final Vice Captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, which will take place September 29 – October 1 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Johnson previously appointed Steve Stricker, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk and Fred Couples as Vice Captains.

“Stewart is someone I can trust will give me honest and constructive feedback as we head into the final stages of preparing for the Ryder Cup,” said Johnson. “And as everyone saw at The Open Championship this year, he’s still competing at a high level on the golf course. He will play a critical role in our success as we head to Italy.”

This marks Cink’s first stint as a Ryder Cup Vice Captain. The 50-year-old played in five Ryder Cups (2002, ‘04, ‘06, ‘08, ‘10), helping the U.S. team win in 2008 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

“Competing in the Ryder Cup has been one of the highlights of my entire career and I’m ready to do whatever it takes to help Zach and the U.S. Team retain the Ryder Cup,” said Cink. “I’m honored that Zach would entrust me to play a role in helping make that a reality in Italy.”

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TRINGALE LOOKS FOR ANOTHER HIGH FINISH IN LIV GOLF

Riding a successful calendar year 2023 in the LIV Golf Series, Cameron Tringale returns to action on the LIV Golf Series this weekend at The Old White Golf Club at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Tringale tied for sixth place last time out at the LIV Golf Invitational event in London, posting a 9-under-par score of 204 to finish six shots out of the lead.

Tringale has finished in the top 10 of the last three events in the series, and he has not finished out of the top 20 all season, compiling earnings in excess of $3 million. He has earned individual points in the series in all nine 2023 starts and has a 68.7 stroke average.

The series finished the 2023 campaign in the United States for its final three events.

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TRINGALE’S THUMBS-UP CELEBRATION

Cameron Tringale, an American golfer, competes in the LIV Golf. He has had a good PGA Tour career, winning one tournament since becoming a pro in 2009.

Tringale competed in four LIV Golf events last season while playing with Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers. He has returned to Mickelson’s team for the second season and has been enjoying his time on LIV Golf.

The former PGA Tour player is known for his unique thumb celebration on the golf course. Cameron Tringale recently spoke with HyFlyers GC executives about his thumb’s celebration.

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SCHNIEDERJANS GRABS ATTENTION WITH ONE-HANDED PUTTING

I remember several years ago when Ollie Schniederjans was supposed to be one of the next big young stars on the PGA Tour. As a junior at Georgia Tech, he’d won five of six tournaments leading into the NCAA Championship and finished second there. Reached world No. 1 in the amateur rankings eventually, and even climbed as high as 77th in the Official World Golf Ranking during his earlier years as a pro.

Still only 30 years old, the man doesn’t need any big-ass hat for a sponsorship. He’s still showing off that sick flow that’ll make most 30-somethings jealous.

Editor’s note: Schniederjans tied for 21st last weekend at the NV5 Invitational, carding four rounds in the 60s for s 16-under-par total of 268.

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STRAFACI LOGS TOP-5 FINISH ON CANADIAN TOUR

Putting together his best start-to-finish performance of 2023, Tyler Strafaci shot a closing 67 Sunday and tied for fourth place at the Osprey Valley Open on PGA Tour Canada.

Strafaci, the 2020 U.S. Amateur champion, had a steady round Sunday with four birdies, including two on the par-3s. It was the best finish of the season for Strafaci, who had missed the last two cuts, and vaulted him from 100th to 35th in the Fortinet Cup standings.

Four events remain on the schedule for 2023, including the Windsor Championship this weekend in Ontario.

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FOUR JACKETS MAKE THE CUT AT 3M OPEN

Matt Kuchar remains the only Georgia Tech alumnus in the top 70 of the FedEx Cup standings (59th) after last weekend’s 3M Open, where he, Chesson Hadley (126th), Stewart Cink (166th) and Paul Haley II (134th) also made the cut as the PGA Tour regular season comes down to hits final event this weekend.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs this year includes only the top 70 in points for the first time, while Hadley, Cink, Haley and Richy Werenski (142nd) continue their effort to climb into the top 125, which would ensure their exempt status for 2024.

All five are back in action this weekend at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Wyndham Championship • August 3-6, 2023 • Sedgefield Country Club • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: $7.6M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Utah Championship • August 3-6, 2023 • Oak Ridge Country Club • Farmington, Utah • Purse: $1M
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Boeing Championship • August 11-13, 2023 • The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge • Snoqualmie, Wash. • Purse: $2.2M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Windsor Championship • August 3-6, 2023 • Ambassador Golf Club • Windsor, Ontario • Purse: $200,000
  • Asian Tour:  International Series England • August 17-20, 2023 • Colt House • United Kingdom • Purse: $2M
  • LIV Golf Series: Greenbrier • August 4-6, 2023 • The Old White Club • Greenbrier, W.Va. • Purse: $25M
  • G Pro Tour:  Greenville Open • August 9-11, 2023 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, N.C. • Purse: $66,525

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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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $512,187
Career earnings (KFT): $915,431
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: 5
YTD Earnings (Champions): $93,000
Career earnings (Champions): $561,639
FedEx Cup points ranking: 132
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: n/a
YTD Earnings (GPro): $n/a
Career earnings (GPro): $56,010
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: 49
YTD earnings (Champions): $17,000
Career earnings (Champions): $310,290
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
PGA Tour
Mexico Open at Vidanta
69-67-69-70--275 (-9)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 99
YTD earnings: $147,362
Career earnings: $11,871,421
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
Did not playKFT points ranking: 119
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $828,193
Career earnings (KFT): $1,078,795
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Did not playFortinet 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: 146
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,758,691
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (Champions): $5,154,323
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
NOAH NORTON
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking (GPro): n/a
YTD earnings (GPro): n/a
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: 50
YTD earnings (LIV): $182,250
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): n/a
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
YTD earnings (LIV): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $873,250
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 92
YTD earnings (KFT): $5,850
Career earnings (KFT): $328,065
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: 133
YTD earnings: $4,050
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $630,168
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: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
Career earnings (Canada): $46,844
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $553,500
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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT points ranking: 9
YTD earnings: $85,619
Career earnings (KFT): $109,740
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
Career earnings (Canada): $24,570
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 playYTD Earnings (LIV): $397,800
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $6,872,648
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 playKFT points ranking: 21
YTD earnings: $56,680
Career earnings (KFT): $508,233
Career earnings (PGAT): $6,699,075
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Mexico Open at Vidanta
missed cut
71-72--143 (+1)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 144
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $45,780
Career earnings (PGAT): $2,691,589
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 119
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,415
Career earnings (KFT): $263,392

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