@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

Jan. 15, 2015

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar tied for 17th place, and Chesson Hadley tied for 20th place last weekend to kick off 2015 in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, a winners-only event from 2014 last weekend at Kapalua Resort on the Island of Maui.

Kuchar finished at 12-under-par 280 after rounds of 68-70-74-68, and Hadley was just a stroke shy of that at 11-under 281 after rounds of 70-73-68-70.

Their performances boosted them 39 and 43 spots, respectively, in the FedEx Cup points standings. Kuchar is now No. 46, and Hadley No. 83.

Kuchar remains in Hawai'i this week for the Sony Open in Honolulu along with Stewart Cink and Nicholas Thompson, who are making their 2015 debuts.

Former Tech star John-Tyler Griffin (2008-11) picked up his first pro victory and a check for $12,000 last week when he won the Sun `N Lake event in Sebring, Fla., on the SwingThought.com Tour.

In other news, four-time All-American and former world No. 1 David Duval has been signed as an studio analyst by Golf Channel. Duval, All-American at Tech from 1990-93, has been part of ESPN's golf coverage during the last three years, and he joins two other former Yellow Jackets, Charlie Rymer and Tripp Isenhour, on the Golf Channel.


Hyundai ride-a-long: Matt Kuchar
Prior to the start of the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Matt Kuchar takes a ride to the course and discusses what goes in to a Pro-Am day and why he enjoys coming to Hawaii.

 

 

Next PGA Tour event: Sony Open in Hawai'i • Waialae CC • Honolulu, HI • Par 70 • 7,044 Yards • Jan. 15-18, 2015 • Purse: $5,600,000 • Winning Share: $1,008,000 • FedExCup Points: 500

Next Champions Tour event: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai • Hualalai GC • Ka'upulehu-Kona, HI • Jan. 23-25, 2015 • Purse: $1,800,000 • Winning Share: $309,000

Next Web.com Tour event: Panama Claro Championship • Panama GC • Panama City, Panama • Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2015 • Purse: $625,000 • Winning Share: $112,500

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 Bo Andrews
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: TBA
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 BRINY BAIRD
 Miami Beach, Fla.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$13,251,178
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-92
 High School: Country Day (Miami, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$3,525,926
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$32,894-335
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
101
Earnings
$75,462
 DAVID DRAGOO
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$49,211
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Brophy College Prep
 Status: TBA
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$18,947,092
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 JOHN-TYLER GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$49,211
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour Canada/NGA Tour
  Last Week
Won
66-72-71 (-7)
 eGolf Money rank
4
Earnings
$12,000
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$1,840,053
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-20th
70-73-68-70--281 (-11)
 FedEx Rank
83
Earnings
$136,738
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour Canada
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$275,195
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
n/a
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$31,311,036
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-17th
68-70-74-68--280 (-12)
 FedEx Rank
46
Earnings
$199,493
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$9,272,131
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com/PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
nr
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$3,516,982
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$8,697,773
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
44
Earnings
$291,095
 Seth Reeves
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Mini-Tours
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
n/a
n/a
 Hopkins Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,332,629
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
did not play
 FedEx Rank
33
Earnings
$279,206
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$6,088,254
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
95
Earnings
$91,160
 MINGHAO WANG
 Xian, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-13
 High School: Celebration Academy
 Status: PGA Tour China Series
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
127
Earnings
¥10,744
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$864,420
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
n/a
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Mini-Tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 NGA Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$n/a
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Mini-Tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHAN (SONG) WONGLUKIET
 Atlanta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2006
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Bradenton Academy (Orlando, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour China Series
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
108
Earnings
¥18,252