Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Dec. 6, 2016

THE FLATS - Though the PGA Tour is in its official holiday break during the 2016-17 season, Matt Kuchar has kept busy, playing in a pair of non-official events, including last weekend’s Hero World Challenge in New Providence in The Bahamas, the annual event co-hosted by Tiger Woods.

While the golf world was focused on the return of Woods to competition for the first time in more than a year, Kuchar quietly played a stellar 72 holes of golf and tied for third place at 13-under-par 275, beginning with a pair of 67s on the first two days.


In the opening round of the 2016 Hero World Challenge, Matt Kuchar from downtown makes a great birdie putt on the par-3 8th hole.

Kuchar will team with former Georgia All-American Harris English for the fourth time in this weekend’s Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., a two-man team event. Kuchar and English have posted some incredible numbers since starting their partnership with a victory in 2013 and following it up with runner-up finishes in both 2014 and 2015. In their first three years as a team, English and Kuchar are 93-under-par in nine rounds at the Franklin Templeton Shootout. They also own or share two tournament records and have pocketed $870,000 each in their short work together.

Meanwhile, Stewart Cink will team up with his son Connor at the annual PNC Father/Son Challenge at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. David Duval and his stepson, Nick Karavites, are also in the 20-team field that will compete Friday through Sunday in a scramble format for a $1.085 million purse and the Willie Park Trophy.

Team Cink won the title in 2013 with Connor. Participants in the PNC Father/Son Challenge must have won either a major championship or The Players in their careers. Cink and Duval have each won the Open Championship, which Park and his son, Willie, Jr., combined to win five times.

 

 

Cink has played in this event the last three years, twice with Connor, and once with his other son, Reagan, currently a student at Georgia Tech. Duval is playing for the third time, and for the second time with Nick.

Web.com Tour: Seth Reeves makes his bid to become a member of the Web.com Tour this weekend at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla. Reeves rolled through the second stage at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla., tying for second place with an 11-under-par score of 277. He grabbed one of 18 spots available from that site (there were four second-stage sites).

PGA Tour China: Shun Yat Hak, a freshman on Georgia Tech’s 2013 NCAA semifinal team, began the season with no status and Monday-qualified his way into a 17th-place Order of Merit finish, earning ¥251,305. He put together three consecutive top-10 finishes late in the year, and had seven top-25 finishes in 10 events this season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout • December 8-10, 2016 • Tiburon Golf Club • Naples, Fla. • Purse: $3,100,000 • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Qualifying Tournament • December 8-11, 2016 • Orange County National • Winter Garden, Fla. • Purse: n/a • Winning share: n/a
PGA Tour Champions: PNC Father-Son Challenge • December 9-11, 2016 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $1,085,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
PGA Tour China: season over
SwingThought.com Tour: season over

  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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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: 
$6,827,203
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
107
Earnings
$$106,316
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,547,324
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
32
Earnings
$341,307
 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
failed to advance
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: Web.com Q-school
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
failed to advance
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,903,895
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$16,253
 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
26
78-73-76-71—298 (+10)
 Money rank
17
Earnings
¥251,305
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,132,997
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-3
67-67-71-70—275 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
101
Earnings
$88,000
 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: 
$12,156,749
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
44
Earnings
$474,811
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,635,828
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
186
Earnings
$13,800
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$15,966
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Q-school
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
advanced to finals
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$704,629
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
63
Earnings
$194,250
 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: PGA Tour/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,033,866
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$113,843
 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: 
$469,111
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
138
Earnings
$48,380
 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
8
Earnings
$27,848