Feb 20

Coast to Coastal at Riviera

 

So by now you’ve certainly learned that Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open at Riviera on Sunday. You’ve probably also learned that with this win, he is now ranked #1 in the world. What you may not have known is that DJ was one of 55 former college golfers who made the cut at Riviera. His win was the 10th of the PGA TOUR season for Rivals-Cuppers; not bad considering there have only been 14 official events.

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Feb 20

Pepperdine’s Andrew Putnam Wins in Panama

 

Andrew Putnam had been solid on the 2017 Web.Com TOUR even before he arrived in Panama. He started all 3 prior events and finished no worse than T11. After firing a final round 68, Putnam birdied his first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Chris Baker – a former Iowa State Cyclone. The win is the second of Putnam’s Web.Com TOUR career.

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Feb 13

Texas Gets Second Win at Pebble

There was no shortage of spectacular this week at Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pro-Am. The week started off slow with some bad weather and less than impressive scoring but finished Sunday with the sun shining brightly on Jordan Spieth and his walk-in-the-park 70 which was good enough for a 4-shot win over SMU’s Kelly Kraft.

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Feb 13

Arkansas Continues Web.Com Tour Dominance

Two weeks ago in the Bahamas, it was former Arkansas Razorback Andrew Landry holding the winner’s hardware on the Web.Com Tour. Fast forward 2 weeks and move to Bogota, Colombia and it was Ethan Tracy’s turn to claim a title. That’s two wins for the Hogs in 2 of the first 3 events of the year on the Web.com circuit.

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Feb 06

PGA TOUR: Strong NCAA feel in Phoenix

 

We’ve heard a lot about 59 this year on the PGA TOUR. While there were no 59’s recorded on scorecards this week, there were 59 former NCAA athletes who made the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Those 59 individuals earned a cumulative $4.5M for their week of work.

Alas, for the second time in as many years, Hideki Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth playoff hole. This year he took down Wake Forest’s own Webb Simpson on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale. Last year it was Oklahoma State Cowboy Rickie Fowler. Matsuyama’s win was his second PGA Tour title of the season and fourth of his career.

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Jan 30

PGA TOUR: Sun Devils in San Diego

Former Arizona State Sun Devil Jon Rahm became the latest 1st time PGA TOUR winner Sunday with his victory at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines just north of San Diego. Rahm was one of 4 former Sun Devils to make the cut at the first stop on the TOUR’s west coast swing. Pat Perez, Paul Casey and Phil Mickelson also made the cut and the 4 collectively earned about $1.6M. As a result, Arizona State is now ranked #1 in the Rivals Cup.

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Jan 26

Web.Com Tour: Hog Heaven in The Bahamas

Former Arkansas Razorback standout and 3-time All-SEC player Andrew Landry earned his second career Web.Com Tour title Wednesday in the Bahamas.  Landry fired a final round 5-under 67 and had only 2 bogeys in last 3 rounds combined.

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Jan 22

PGA TOUR: CareerBuilder Challenge

The CareerBuilder challenged ended Sunday with 60 former college golfers making the cut and earning a total of nearly $5.1M. Only one however left with the trophy and his first career victory on the PGA TOUR. His name is Hudson Swafford.

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Aug 05

PGA TOUR: Yellow Jackets now deepest on TOUR

When Ollie Schniederjans vacated his title as #1 ranked amateur in world, he didn’t wait long to make an impact on the PGA TOUR. After just two weeks, he’s earned more thanks $160k thanks to T15 and a T22 finishes in his first two starts as a professional.

Schniederjans became the 11th former Georgia Tech men’s golf team member to earn a paycheck on the PGA TOUR this season – more than any other NCAA program. The Yellow Jackets, who won the 2013 Rivals Cup, currently rank 6th in total earnings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

LPGA TOUR: Bruins on Top to Start British

When the RICOH Women’s British get Open gets underway later this week, the UCLA Bruins will be the focus of the LPGA TOUR. 7 former UCLA Women’s golf team members have cashed checks so far this season earning a cumulative $1.4M this season – most among all NCAA programs represented on the LPGA Tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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