Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Kuchar (left) and Castro played together in their final round of the Tour Championship.
Sept. 27, 2016

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar and Roberto Castro enjoyed a strong finish their PGA Tour seasons over the weekend, tying for 15th and 17th places, respectively, at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Kuchar wound up the season No. 18 in FedEx Cup points, while Castro finished in the No. 22 position.

By qualifying for the Tour Championship, both players earned exemptions into next year’s Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and British Open, as well as The Players. The Tour now takes a three-week break before beginning the 2016-17 schedule with the Safeway Open, Oct. 13-16, in Napa, Calif.


In the final round of the 2016 TOUR Championship, Matt Kuchar uses a hybrid club to make his 18-foot putt for birdie from the fringe on the par-5 18th hole.


In the final round of the 2016 TOUR Championship, Roberto Castro holes out for birdie from 40 feet on the par-4 7th hole.


 

 

Kuchar now turns his attention to the Ryder Cup, having been selected to join Team USA for the fourth time. The biennial matches between the United States and Europe begin Friday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Foursomes and four-ball sessions will be played Friday and Saturday, and the event concludes with 12 singles matches on Sunday.

One of the most consistently solid players on the PGA Tour – 76 top 10s from 2007-2016 – Kuchar will make his fourth start in a Ryder Cup. In three previous appearances, Kuchar has a 4-5-2 record. The seven-time PGA Tour winner is also hoping to be a member of a winning Ryder Cup team for the first time in his career. His strong suit is the four-balls format, where he has gone 2-1-2. Kuchar won the bronze medal in the Rio Olympics, the only American in men's golf to make the podium. Kuchar was selected by Davis Love III as a Captain's Pick on Sept. 12.

Take a tour of the Ryder Cup USA locker room and team room
Exclusive look at the American team uniforms

Web.com Tour: All five Georgia Tech alumni in the Web.com Finals failed to make the cut at last weekend’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, leaving in doubt the ability of Chesson Hadley and Nicholas Thompson, both tied for 54th on the Web.com Finals earnings list, to regain their PGA Tour cards for next season.

The top 25 earners at the end of the four-event series, which culminates with the Web.com Tour Championship, Oct. 6-9 at Atlantic Beach, Fla., will earn status on the PGA Tour along with the regular-season top 25 money winners. Richy Werenski and Ollie Schniederjans, who finished second and sixth in the regular season and have already earned their cards, can enhance their status (i.e.: get into more events) with high finishes in the Finals. Anders Albertson, who finished the regular season No. 55 in earnings but is tied for 95th in Final earnings, will retain his Web.com Tour status should he not leap into the top 25.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Ryder Cup • September 30-October 2, 2016 • Hazeltine National Golf Club • Chaska, Minn. • Purse: n/a • Winning Share: n/a • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Web.com Tour Championship • October 6-9, 2016 • Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course) • Columbus, Ohio • Purse: $1,000,000 • Winning share: $180,000
PGA Tour Champions: Toshiba Classic • October 7-9, 2016 • Newport Beach Country Club • Newport Beach, Calif. • Purse: $1,800,000 • Winning Share: $270,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
PGA Tour China: Clearwater Bay Open • November 3-6, 2016 • Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club • Hong Kong, China • Purse: ¥1,200,000 • Winning Share: n/a
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: 63 Aberto do Brasil • September 22-25, 2016 • Rio de Janeiro Golf Course • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Cascade Mountains Classic • September 27-29, 2016 • North Bellingham Golf Club • North Bellingham, Wash.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$82,9455
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
71-74—143 (+3)
 Money rank
T-95
Earnings
$82,945
 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
28 (SW.com)
Earnings
$14,808
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,720,887
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-17
73-70-67-70—280 (E)
 FedEx/Money Rank
22
Earnings
$2,520,574
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,206,017
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Rank
147
Earnings
$437,855
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$7,662
 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
66
Earnings
$6,262
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,887,642
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
71-72—143 (+1)
 FedEx Rank
T-54
Earnings
$9,372
 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
14
Earnings
¥207,029
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,044,997
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-15
69-73-68-69—279 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
18
Earnings
$3,819,678
 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
season over
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
158
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,888,259
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-57
73-72-68—213 (E)
 Schwab Cup Rank
63
Earnings
$206,321
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,622,028
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Rank
89
Earnings
$1,353,385
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$15,966
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
season over
n/a
 Money rank
35
Earnings
$18,966
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$507,819
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
73-75—148 (+6)
  Money rank
6
Earnings
$281,687
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  Money rank
135
Earnings
$21,417
 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 Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
73-73—146 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
T-54
Earnings
$9,372
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$8,920,023
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Rank
112
Earnings
$1,064,066
 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
season over
n/a
 Money Rank
T-215
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$413,856
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Finals
  Last Week
missed cut
67-76—143 (+1)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$354,820
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
7
Earnings
$27,848