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Stewart Cink was named the 20th recipient of the Payne Stewart Award on Monday by the PGA Tour.
Aug. 15, 2017

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar continued his stellar performance in the 2017 major championship events, rallying to card 70-68 over the weekend on the difficult Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., and tie for ninth place at the PGA Championship.

With his sixth top-10 finish of the year, he finished off a tremendous year in the majors, adding this performance to his runner-up finish at the Open Championship, a tie for 16th at the U.S. Open and a tie for fourth at the Masters. He was one of 13 golfers to make the cut at all four majors. Further, he inched up to 15th in the FedEx Cup standings (top 30 qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta) and moved up a spot to eighth in points for the Presidents Cup (top 10 are automatically chosen for the United States team).


In the opening round of the 2017 PGA Championship, Matt Kuchar pitches his third shot in the cup for birdie from short of the green on the par-4 2nd hole.


In the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship, Matt Kuchar's fantastic 178-yard tee shot nearly goes in at the par-3 17th hole.

Kuchar is idle this week, while Roberto Castro, Bryce Molder, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski answer a last call for the FedEx Cup playoffs in the PGA Tour’s regular-season finale, the Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

 

 

Schniederjans (74) and Werenski (122) are currently in position to play next week (top 125 in points qualify for the first event, the Northern Trust in Old Westbury, N.Y.), while Castro (173), Molder (186) and Tringale (126) are on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, Chesson Hadley, currently No. 2 in Web.com Tour earnings this season, returns to his home state to make his fourth PGA Tour start since winning the LECOM Health Challenge back on July 9.

Werenski moved into the top 125 last week when he nearly pulled off his first PGA Tour victory, falling on the third hole of a playoff to Chris Stroud at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev. The PGA Tour rookie has finished T25, T18, T42 and T2 in his last four events to leap 35 spots in the FedEx Cup standings. Read more below…

Stewart Cink, 73rd in FedEx Cup points, also is taking the week off but still made some news Monday. The 1995 Tech graduate and All-American was named the 2017 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award, given annually to the PGA Tour player who best exemplifies Stewart’s steadfast values of character, charity and sportsmanship. Read more below…

Web.com Tour: In his first Web.com Tour start since winning the LECOM Health Challenge in early July, Chesson Hadley contended from start to finish and placed third at the Price Cutter Charity Championship (23-under 265). He further cemented his PGA Tour card for 2017-18, moving up to second in earnings on the Web.com Tour this season. Nicholas Thompson also made a significant charge on the weekend, tying for fourth place (22-under 266) to elevate himself to 29th in earnings with two regular-season events left to play. The top 25 after the regular-season earn PGA Tour cards for 2017-18.


Following his opening-round 65 at the 2017 Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, Chesson Hadley discusses the tough start to his morning, but once on the golf course turned out to be an excellent day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship • August 17-20, 2017 • Sedgefield Country Club • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: $5,800,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: News Sentinel Open • August 17-20, 2017 • Fox Den Country Club • Knoxville, Tenn. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: DICK’S Sporting Goods Open • August 17-20, 2017 • En-Joie Golf Club • Endicott, N.Y. • Purse: $2,000,000
Mackenzie Tour: National Capital Open • August 17-20, 2017 • Hylands Golf Club • Ottawa, Ontario • $175,000
Swing Thought Tour: The Patriot at Grand Harbor • August 2-5, 2017 • Ninety-Six, S.C.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$154,521
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
69-72—141 (-3)
 Money rank
59
Earnings
$71,576
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,557,432
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
173
Earnings
$331,209
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,153,242
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-62
69-69-71-74—283 (-5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
73
Earnings
$1,201,860
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-Tours
  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 Cup 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
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$4,234,200 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
3
65-66-67-67—263 (-23)
 Money Rank
2 (210 FedEx Cup)
Earnings
$264,350 ($82,208 on PGA Tour)
 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: 
$41,212,030
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-9
71-74-70-68—283 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
15
Earnings
$3,506,639
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
237 (PGA Tour)
Earnings
$12,376
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,463,059
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-69
73-71-73—217 (+1)
 Schwab Cup Rank
49
Earnings
$225,682
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,129,782
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
186
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$71,138
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
73-70—143 (-1)
 Money rank
56
Earnings
$75,677
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,519,761
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
74
Earnings
$1,291,069
 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 (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-4
68-65-64-69—266 (-22)
 Money Rank
29
Earnings
$131,848
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,691,139
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
126
Earnings
$792,814
 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
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$730,492
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-42
67-71-70-71—279 (-9)
  FedEx Cup rank
122
Earnings
$723,667
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$11,989
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
40
Earnings
$11,473