Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

March 22, 2017

THE FLATS - The PGA Tour, and Georgia Tech’s alumni contingent along with it, splits up this week, with Matt Kuchar competing in the second World Golf Championships event of the season in Austin, Texas, and fourth others heading to the Puerto Rico Open.

Kuchar opened the Dell Technologies Match Play event at Austin Country Club against Brendan Steele in Wednesday’s opening round, with 550 FedEx Cup points at stake for the winner. Kuchar entered the event ranked No. 73 in points for the 2016-17 season.

Meanwhile, Chesson Hadley, Bryce Molder, Cameron Tringale and Richy Werenski resume their schedules following a week off in Puerto Rico, with Hadley returning to the scene of his only PGA Tour victory in 2014. Hadley, attempting to earn back his PGA Tour card on the Web.com Tour this season, competed in two PGA Tour events during the fall portion of the season, making the cut on the RSM Classic. Tringale and Werenski are currently ranked No. 107 and 108 in FedEx Cup points, while Molder is No. 179.

Web.com Tour: After a month-long break, Anders Albertson, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson are back in action this weekend at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open in Broussard, La. Thompson currently ranked ninth on the Web.com Tour earnings list (top 25 at the end of the regular-season earn PGA Tour cards for 2017-18), while Hadley ranks No. 33, Reeves is No. 66 and Albertson is No. 75 after four events. The tour plays the next four weekends before taking a one-week break.

 

 

PGA Tour Champions: Larry Mize stayed perfect with four cuts made in four events last weekend when he tied for 49th place at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, posting a 4-under-par 215. He sits at No. 36 in Schwab Cup earnings for 2017.


Following an opening-round 70, Stewart Cink reflects on his play in the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard with Mark Zecchino from PGA TOUR Radio


In the final round of the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, Ollie Schniederjans puts his 216-yard tee shot inside of 2 feet, setting up an easy birdie conversion on the par-3 17th hole.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WGC: Dell Technologies Match Play • March 22-26, 2017 • Austin Country Club • Austin, Texas • Purse: $9,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 550
PGA Tour: Puerto Rico Open • March 23-26, 2017 • Coco Beach Golf & Country Club • Rio Grande, P.R. • Purse: $3,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 300
Web.com Tour: Chitimacha Louisiana Open • March 23-26, 2017 • Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club • Broussard, La. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic • March 31-April 2, 2017 • Fallen Oak • Biloxi, Miss. • Purse: $1,600,000
MacKenzie Tour: MacKenzie Tour Q-School • five sessions between Mar. 14-May 5 • various sites
PGA Tour China: Henan Open • May 9-15, 2017 • St. Andrews Golf Club • Zhengzhou, Henan
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Honduras Open • March 23-26, 2017 • Indura Golf Resort • Tela, Honduras • Purse: $175,000
Swing Thought Tour: Southwood Golf Club • March 22-25, 2017 • Tallahassee, Fla.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$102,162
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
65
Earnings
$7,936
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,450,802
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
74-74—148 (+4)
 FedEx/Money Rank
140
Earnings
$224,579
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,587,108
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-28
70-76-70-71—287 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
52
Earnings
$635,726
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: No status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,925,855
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
33
Earnings
$21,960
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,191,088
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
71
Earnings
$485,697
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,059,890
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,296,166
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-49
72-71-72—215 (-4)
 Schwab Cup Rank
36
Earnings
$58,789
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,684,774
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
179
Earnings
$64,746
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$27,963
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
66
Earnings
$21,960
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$954,223
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-34
73-70-72-73—288 (E)
  Money rank
53
Earnings
$725,531
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,729,979
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
9
Earnings
$61,570
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,241,605
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
107
Earnings
$343,281
 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
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$1,635,583
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$726,639
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
108
Earnings
$302,908
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
3
70-73-72—215 (-1)
 Money Rank
5
Earnings
$3,860