#ProJackets Golf Update

Matt Kuchar will play in his third Presidents Cup next week.
Sept. 29, 2015

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar finished his 2014-15 PGA Tour season in solid fashion, tying for 10th place at the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. The 2000 Tech graduate and seven-time PGA Tour winner was progressively better each day, firing rounds of 71-70-69-68 for a 2-under-par total of 278.

He finished the year No. 19 in FedEx Cup points and accumulated more than $2.77 million in earnings. He has earned invitations into all four majors for 2016 by making the Tour Championship field. He is nearing $34 million in career earnings over 15 years on tour.

Kuchar turns his attention next to the Presidents Cup, a biennial competition between the United States and an International team composed of the top professional players from around the world outside of Europe. Kuchar is a member of the USA team for the third straight year, qualifying for the squad on points. He and Tiger Woods paired for foursomes and four-ball matches last year, winning three times.

Web.com Tour - Roberto Castro continued to solidify his standing in the Web.com Tour Finals last weekend, tying for second place at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third of four Finals events. The 2007 Tech graduate led by two shots after 54 holes and finished the tournament at 3-under-par 281. Castro moved up to fourth in earnings for the Web.com Tour Finals, and the top 25 will earn PGA Tour cards along with the top 25 earners during the regular season. See the link below on how the final priority is determined.

The final event in the Web.com Tour Finals is this weekend, the Web.com Tour Championship, which will be held at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Another group of Yellow Jackets are preparing for the first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School. The first stage will be contested at 12 different sites, four on Oct. 6-9, five on Oct. 13-16 and the final three on Oct. 13-16. Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews and Drew Czuchry advanced out of pre-qualifying events two weeks ago. John-Tyler Griffin, Seth Reeves, Kyle Scott and James White, who have played this summer mostly in eGolf and SwingThought.com events, also are in the first stage. Troy Matteson, Matt Weibring and Richard Werenski, who had full Web.com Tour status this year but did not qualify for the finals, will begin Q-School either in the first or second stage.

 

 

SwingThought.com Tour - Seth Reeves is in this weekend’s Pro Series event at the RTJ Trails at Highland Oaks, with a 50-player field at one of the four first stage sites for the Web.com Q-School.

European Tour - Stewart Cink and Ollie Schniederjans have received invitations to play in this weekend’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which will be played at three courses – the Old Course at St. Andrews, site of this year’s Open Championship where Cink tied for 20th and Schniederjans tied for 12th, as well as Carnoustie, another Open rota course, and Kingsbarns.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: President’s Cup • October 8-11, 2015 • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea • Incheon City, South Korea • Purse: n/a • Winning Share: n/a • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Web.com Tour Championship • October 1-4, 2015 • TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • Purse: $1,000,000 • Winning Share: $180,000
Champions Tour: SAS Championship • October 9-11, 2015 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2,100,000 • Winning Share: $315,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
SwingThought.com Tour: RTJ Trails at Highland Oaks (cancelled due to weather) • September 28-30, 2015 • RTJ Trails at Highland Oaks • Dothan, Ala. • Purse: tba European Tour: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship • October 1-4, 2015 • Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns • United Kingdom - Scotland • Purse: tba

This Week’s Hot Links

How Web.com priority ranking is determined

Castro leads Nationwide Children’s Championship after 54 holes

Schniederjans gets taste Tour Championship as non-competing marker

Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup (Georgia Tech is 6th)

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
154
Earnings
$8,813
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
34
Earnings
$29,637
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,069,438
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
T-2
70-68-68-75—281 (-3)
 FedEx/Money Rank
188/4
Earnings
$179,723/$30,119
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,513,527
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
102
Earnings
$694,655
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
T-96
Earnings
$2,369
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
231
Earnings
$36,839
 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 Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
56
Earnings
$19,471
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,838,844
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
98
Earnings
$1,135,529
 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: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
na/63
Earnings
na/$6,480
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$348,201
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
236
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$33,885,712
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
71-70-69-68—278 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
19
Earnings
$2,774,170
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,023,486
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/114
Earnings
$42,450/$31,938
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,635,053
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
T-38th
73-72-71—216 (+1)
 Schwab Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$194,839
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,572,225
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
70
Earnings
$1,165,547
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
69
Earnings
$18,578
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$160,107
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA/Web/Euro
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx rank
n/a
Earnings
$160,107
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$4,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
130/188
Earnings
$10,517/$4,530
 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 Finals
 Last Week
T-52
74-70-76-72—292 (+8)
 FedEx Rank
T-82
Earnings
$667,185 (PGA Tour)
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,577,133
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
36
Earnings
$1,837,164
 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 Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
87
Earnings
$52,161
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$62,086
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
79
Earnings
$62,086
 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
43
Earnings
$25,742
 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