Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

July 26, 2016

THE FLATS - Continuing to demonstrate the kind of consistency that keeps him among the top players in the Official World Golf Ranking and in contention for spots in the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup, Matt Kuchar shot three rounds in the 60s and tied for ninth place at last weekend’s RBC Canadian Open.

It was the ninth top-10 finish of the year for the 2000 Tech graduate, seven of them in his last 10 events. He has pushed past $3 million in earnings for 2015-16 and pushed himself up to 14th in the FedEx Cup points race. Kuchar has not finished lower than 19th in the final points standings in the last eight years.

Most importantly, the member of the USA team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro moved back into the top eight in points to automatically make the USA team for the Ryder Cup. Should he make the team in 2016, it would be his fourth consecutive Ryder Cup, one behind Stewart Cink’s five appearances.

He has missed only one cut in 20 events this year, ranks eighth on the PGA Tour in scoring average (69.674), seventh in total strokes gained, 12th in stroke gained tee-to-green, 22nd in strokes gained putting, 24th in sand save percentage, 29th in driving accuracy and 34th in greens in regulation percentage.


Following a third-round 70, Matt Kuchar reflects on his play in the 2016 RBC Canadian Open with Kevin Sylvester from PGA TOUR Radio.

Kuchar was one of four former Yellow Jackets to make the cut at the RBC Canadian Open, with Cameron Tringale tying for 14th, Chesson Hadley tying for 43rd and Roberto Castro tying for 65th.

 

 

Tringale, with his second straight top-25 finish and sixth of the year, made the biggest jump in FedEx Cup points to 89th, putting him in position not only to make the FedEx Cup playoffs but advance to the second stage with four regular-season events remaining. Castro sits 49th in FedEx Cup points, and Bryce Molder, who missed the cut at the RBC Canadian, is 70th, both in position to reach the third stage if they continue to play well.


Following a third-round 69, Cameron Tringale reflects on his play in the 2016 RBC Canadian Open with Fred Albers from PGA TOUR Radio.


Following an opening-round 67, Chesson Hadley reflects on his play in the 2016 RBC Canadian Open with Mark Zecchino from PGA TOUR Radio.

Castro, Kuchar, Molder and Tringale are in the field for the final 2016 major championship, the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. It is the first major of the year for Castro, Molder and Tringale. Kuchar tied for 24th at the Masters, 46th at the U.S. Open and Open Championship.

Tee times and pairing for the first two rounds of the PGA Championship

Web.com Tour: Ollie Schniederjans continued steaming ahead in his quest to win the Web.com Tour money title, tying for sixth place at last weekend’s Utah Championship, moving ahead of his former Tech teammate Richy Werenski into second place. Schniederjans has five top-10 finishes this year, including a victory at the Air Capital Classic, and is $56,000 behind first-place Wesley Bryan in winnings.

Werenski has struggled since winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am back in May, missing five cuts in seven events, but the 2014 Tech graduate remains third in earnings and virtually guaranteed to finish among the top 25 and earn his PGA Tour card for next season.

Anders Albertson, who tied for 62nd in Utah, is 48th in earnings, approximately $36,000 out of the top 25 with eight events to be played before the Web.com Tour Championship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: PGA Championship • July 28-31, 2016 • Baltusrol Golf Club • Springfield, N.J. • Purse: $10,000,000 • Winning Share: $1,800,000 • FedExCup Points: 600
Web.com Tour: Ellie Mae Classic • July 28-31, 2016 • TPC Stonebrae • Hayward, Calif. • Purse: $600,000 • Winning share: $108,000
PGA Tour Champions: 3M Championship • Aug. 5-7, 2016 • TPC Twin Cities • Blaine, Minn. • Purse: $1,750,000 • Winning Share: $262,500
MacKenzie Tour: Oil Country Championship • July 28-31, 2016 • Glendale Golf and Country Club • Edmonton, Alberta • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Flor de Cana Open • Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016 • Gucalito de La Isla • Gucalito de La Isla, Nicaragua • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Three Ridges Golf Club • Aug. 10-13, 2016 • Three Ridges Golf Club • Knoxville, Tenn.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$73,495
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-62
68-70-73-75—286 (+2)
 Money rank
48
Earnings
$73,495
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought/PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
23 (SW.com)
Earnings
$13,323
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$5,823,470
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-65
74-72-71-73—290 (+2)
 FedEx/Money Rank
49
Earnings
$1,623,158
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,095,857
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
76-71—147 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
160
Earnings
$327,695
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
T-28 (mc)
70-73—143 (+1)
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$6,362
 JOHN-TYLER 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
58
Earnings
$6,262
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,865,894
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-43
67-78-72-69—286 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
155
Earnings
$491,617
 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 China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
70
Earnings
¥23,829
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$37,413,560
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-9
69-71-70-69—279 (-9)
 FedEx Rank
14
Earnings
$3,188,242
 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
149
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,850,290
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
54
Earnings
$168,352
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,587,633
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
77-72—149 (+5)
 FedEx Rank
70
Earnings
$1,318,989
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$6,364
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
48
Earnings
$6,364
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$505,692
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-6
66-69-67-73—275 (-9)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$277,271
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$18,409
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
73-72—145 (+3)
  Money rank
145
Earnings
$13,879
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,720,607
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com
 Last Week
missed cut
71-71—142 (E)
 FedEx Rank
T-222
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$8,903,423
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-14
68-73-69-71—281 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
89
Earnings
$1,047,466
 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
T-215
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$332,381
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
70-71—141 (-1)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$263,470
 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
T-12
70-67-73-69—279 (-5)
 Money Rank
10
Earnings
$21,638