Harbour Town Golf Links is ranked No. 2 in South Carolina (and you already know how much I love this course), with Atlantic Dunes No. 8, and Heron Point No. 11. In that order, they also were the top three courses listed on Hilton Head Island. Golf courses must be accessible to the public to be eligible for the "Best Courses You Can Play" recognition.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
All Three Courses at Sea Pines Resort Named to Best Courses You Can Play in State by Golfweek Magazine
All three courses at The Sea Pines Resort have been named to the state list of "Best Courses You Can Play" in Golfweek magazine's annual "Ultimate Guide" that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game.
Nine Troon affiliated courses have been named to Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses. Seven of the courses are Troon-affiliated properties and two, Gamble Sands and Tetherow, are OB Sports-managed facilities.
Troon brands, including Troon Golf, Troon Prive, Troon International, Honours Golf and OB Sports, have 90-plus courses that have been or are ranked on domestic and international Top 100 rankings.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Less than two months after her impressive and historic win at the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur, Jennifer Kupcho, the most recent World No. 1 Female Amateur, has signed an equipment contract with PING. Kupcho will make her debut as a PING staff pro at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Among her many achievements, Kupcho earned medalist honors in 2018 at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships and was the national collegiate Player of the Year. Last summer, she was a member of the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup, Palmer Cup, and World Amateur teams.
PUMA Golf has added the former No. 1 Amateur in the World in 2018 and 2019 Justin Suh to its team of world-class athletes. Per the multi-year agreement, Suh will wear PUMA Golf apparel, footwear, and headwear in all professional events in which he competes.
Suh is set to make his professional debut this week at the 2019 Memorial Tournament, donning items from PUMA Golf's SS19 collection of apparel, accessories, and footwear.
GOLFBUDDY will be a sponsor of the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, an LPGA Tour event to be competed June 7th to 9th at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, the Bay Course, in Galloway, N.J.
The sponsorship is part of a partnership between GOLFBUDDY and the LPGA Tour. Players will compete over 54 holes for a share of the $1,750,000 purse. The defending champion is Annie Park.
PGA National Resort & Spa will celebrate both Women's Golf Day and Women's Golf Month in June to salute all women's golfers and celebrate their inclusion in the game we all love.
On June 4th, the legendary destination will conduct a women's golf clinic from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the Champion Course practice putting green led by PGA Professional Randy Raimondi. The clinic will be followed by a nine-hole round on its classic Fazio Course. And both will be complimentary for members and the public.
Circling Raven Earns Idaho’s Top Spot in Golfweek Magazine Best Courses You Can Play by State in 2019
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel's acclaimed championship course Circling Raven Golf Club has garnered Idaho's No. 1 ranking in "Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play by State in 2019.
Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is designed by Gene Batessprawls, and runs expansively across 620 acres of gorgeous Palouse Region topography (part of the Tribe's ancient ancestral homelands in the Idaho Panhandle). It is one of many highly regarded amenities of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel.
The Quarry at Giants Ridge golf resort received top billing in Golfweek's "Best State Courses You Can Play" rankings for the fifth consecutive year.
Solidifying its position as the best public course in the Gopher State, The Quarry is built on the site of a former sand quarry and iron ore mine. Dramatically raised tees and hazards forged from reclaimed and repurposed mine land set this Jeff Brauer design apart from other courses and provide dramatic Iron Range vistas.
Myrtle Beach Comes Up Big in Golfweek Magazine's Rankings of South Carolina Best Public Courses to Play
Golfweek has unveiled its annual list of the "Best Courses You Can Play" in each state, and Myrtle Beach again made waves in the ranking of South Carolina's best public courses.
Nine of the Palmetto State's top 15 public layouts were located along the Grand Strand, according Golfweek, highlighting the depth and quality of the area's offerings.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Reynolds Lake Oconee is in elite company as one of only three destination golf communities in the United States with four courses named to its state list of "Best Courses You Can Play"in Golfweek magazine's annual "Ultimate Guide" that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game.
Reynolds Lake Oconee's "Fab Four" on the "Best Courses You Can Play" list in Georgia include No.2 Great Waters, No. 4 Oconee, No. 8 National, and No. 10 The Landing. The only other golf clubs with four or more courses on the list include Bandon Dunes in Oregon and Kohler in Wisconsin.
Buffalo Ridge Springs (No. 1), Branson Hills (No. 2), and LedgeStone (No. 6) were all named to Golfweek Magazine's annual "best in state" list of best golf course.
While Buffalo Ridge Springs (an amenity of Big Cedar Lodge) earned a spot on the publication's "Top Courses You Can Play in America" list, ranking at No. 89.
Bayside Resort Golf Club, a semi-private club in Selbyville, Del., recently broke ground on a new 23,000 square-foot clubhouse, with completion expected in 2020.
The new larger building will replace Bayside Resort Golf Club's current 7,500 square-foot clubhouse and feature a new golf shop, Signatures restaurant and bar, a golf simulator, event and banquet spaces, and more.
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Gary Player, Fred Ridley and Actress Jane Seymour to Introduce Inductees at World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Golf legends and luminaries including Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Gary Player, Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley and actress Jane Seymour will introduce Inductees Dennis Walters, Retief Goosen, Billy Payne, and Jan Stephenson into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, June 10th. The late Peggy Kirk Bell will be introduced with a special tribute video featuring her family.
The Inductees selected each presenter for the Induction Ceremony, which begins at 7:30 pm EDT at the Sunset Center in Carmel By The Sea, Calif., kicking off the U.S. Open Championship. A record number of Hall of Fame members are expected to attend the ceremony, including the Selection Commission Co-Chairs Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam.
Monday, May 27, 2019
This week the PGA Tour returns to Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio for the 44th playing of the Memorial Tournament. Muirfield always attracts the strongest collections of marquee names, and everything about the tournament is prestigious. It's name gives a nod to the game's origins, where the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers composed golf's original 13 rules.
Muirfield's design draws inspiration from Augusta National and Bobby Jones. And with Jack Nicklaus as course designer and tournament host, the Golden Bear's stamp is seen everywhere. The joke around here is that Muirfield is Jack's "other wife," and he even gave Barbara a necklace with the inscription "to my other gal" when the tournament was founded 43 years ago.
One of the strongest fields of the year lands in Dublin, Ohio this week for The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Muirfield opened in 1974 as a 6,969-yard track, and evolved into its current 7,392-yard, par-72 length with a series of nips, tucks, and wholesale redesigns.
Of the 400-plus courses designed by Jack Nicklaus worldwide, Muirfield is considered his seminal masterpiece. Muirfield is a second-shot golf course with ample room off the tee. However, the difficulty of each hole increases as you approach the greens, which are strategically bunkered and feature putting surfaces that are among the quickest and most undulating on the PGA Tour.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
The Loop at Forest Dunes, the innovative reversible layout designed by Tom Doak, continues to garner the highest accolades from the golf industry. In an unprecedented achievement, both golf course routings, Red and Black, have been ranked among Golf Digest's list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. The panel ranked the Black No. 45 and the Red No. 47.
Not to be outdone by the boutique Northern Michigan resort's newer addition, the original and immaculately-conditioned Tom-Weiskopf designed Forest Dunes course is ranked No. 28 on the list, putting all three Forest Dunes Golf Club layouts in Golf Digest's top 50. Forest Dunes joins Pebble Beach, Streamsong, Bandon Dunes, and Kohler as the only resort properties with three courses distinguished among the nation's Top 50.
Boyne Golf is one of the largest and most-lauded golf resort companies in the U.S., and two of its acclaimed resort golf courses have been ranked on Golf Digest’s 2019 - 2020 list of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses. The Heather at Boyne Highlands Resort joins the distinguished roster for the first time, while the 18-hole Links/Quarry pairing at Bay Harbor Golf Club has been a staple on the list since 2003.
Golf Digest's biennial review of America's top public courses uses nearly 1,000 low-handicap male and female golfers on its Course Ranking Panel, and asked each to submit ballots based on eight criteria including shot options, challenge, layout variety, distinctiveness, aesthetics, conditioning, character, and fun.
Arcis Golf has begun renovation of the Tour Course at Weston Hills Country Club, one of the private club's two 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designs, and one time home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. The Players Course will remain open for play throughout the project.
The Tour Course is undergoing a complete bunkering renovation, installation of Celebration Bermudagrass on all fairways, and building a new short-game area. The multimillion-dollar project is being directed by award-winning Fry-Straka Global Golf Course Design, and is scheduled to be complete this fall.
The Club at New Seabury Completes Renovations on the Dunes Course: Reshaped Features Enhance Playability and Experience
The Club at New Seabury has completed renovations to The Dunes Course as part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar Club investment, all in an effort to better position the course as a classically designed layout and improve the playability and enjoyment for all golfers.
The course opened Memorial Day weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 24th,with President and Executive Director Chris Card providing the welcome and opening remarks.
The Darrell Survey Company, the golf industry's leading independent and impartial arbiter of equipment use, is reporting that 97-percent of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship field used a Bushnell laser rangefinder to obtain accurate yardages.
Surveying 156 players during the Wells Fargo Championship, 151 of those players named Bushnell as their preferred distance measuring device.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk is the most thorough feature-length film documentary ever developed on golf's historic caddie profession, and will make its nationwide theatrical debut on June 7th at more than 75 locations across the United States.
The film, narrated by actor and former caddie Bill Murray, has drawn critical acclaim in early 2019 with positive reviews and best documentary awards from the Cleveland International Film Festival in early April and the Newport Beach (CA) Film Festival in early May. The film continues on the film festival circuit through the first week of June, with the Greenwich, CT, International Film Festival on June 2nd.
Bettinardi Golf announced that PGA Tour veteran Jason Kokrak will join their rapidly growing Tour staff. Kokrak will play his custom Tour Department DASS (Double-Aged Stainless Steel) BB8 Triplane putter with patented F.I.T. Face Milling.
Since Kokrak put his Bettinardi putter in play at the Honda Classic this season, he has not missed a cut and climbed from 109th to 65th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Kokrak has also moved up 30 spots in Strokes Gained: Putting.
Golf Pride was the leading swing and putter grip brand in play at 2019 PGA Championship, with 125 players (80-percent) in the field trusting Golf Pride grips.
Eleven players who finished in the Top 10 and ties, including the champion Brooks Koepka, chose Golf Pride at Bethpage State Park's Black course. Koepka trusted Golf Pride's Tour Velvet Cord grips en route to capturing his 4th career major.
PING Golf has expanded their G410 driver family with the G410 LST, a high-MOI driver engineered to produce low, stable, spin with the shot-shaping control provided by the company's innovative movable-weight technology.
The multi-material driver is made of a cast Ti 8-1-1 body, forged T9S+ face, high-density tungsten back weight, and lightweight aluminum/thermoplastic adjustable hosel. It can be ordered and custom fit at authorized PING golf shops around the world.
Focusing on the needs of highly skilled golfers who rely on pinpoint accuracy, PING Golf has released their new Blueprint forged blade irons. They're shaped and sized to deliver the workability and confidence required to play with score-lowering precision.
The irons are one-piece, four-step multi-stage forgings, made from 8620 carbon steel with tungsten toe and heel weights. They can be ordered and custom fit at authorized PING golf shops around the world.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Brooks Koepka WITB What's In The Bag - The Golf Equipment Koepka Used to Win the 2019 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka buried the field for the first three rounds at the PGA Championship, then hung on Sunday at Bethpage Black to earn his fourth career major championship victory. Koepka became the first player in history to successfully defend both the PGA Championship and U.S. Open.
Koepka set a record for the lowest 36-hole score in major history (128) over the first two rounds of play. He also set the record for the largest 54-hole lead in PGA Championship history (seven strokes). And in tough conditions Sunday, Koepka did just enough to hit some clutch fight off Dustin Johnson, and finish 8-under par for a two-stroke win.
Mitsubishi and Aldila Golf Continue Major Dominance with 10th Consecutive Major Championship Victory
Brooks Koepka set all kinds of records winning the 2019 PGA Championship, but he wasn't the only juggernaut story at Bethpage Black this week.
Winners of the last 10 consecutive major championships have played Mitsubishi or Aldila shafts in their drivers, making this one of the most impressive equipment streaks in the business.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Bridgestone Golf Releasing Limited Edition Tiger Woods Chasing Majors Tour B XS Golf Balls for 2019 PGA Championship
Tiger Woods back in contention at major championships is fun for everyone. Even the players on the PGA Tour admit it. And as Tiger looks to win his second consecutive major to start the season, Bridgestone Golf is commemorating his chase by releasing limited-edition "Tiger Chasing Majors" Tour B XS golf balls ahead of the PGA Championship this week.
The last time Tiger won the first two majors of the season he was victorious at Augusta and Bethpage Black in 2002. And if Woods can hoist the Wanamaker Trophy this week, that would also mark his fifth PGA Championship title and career major victory number 16.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
In 1999, a 19-year-old named Sergio Garcia burst onto the golf scene at the PGA Championship when he hit an eyes-closed shot behind a tree in the final round, and jumped his way up the fairway. And today Adidas Golf is commemorating that special moment by offering a throwback limited-edition polo to celebrate the 20-year relationship between Garcia and the brand.
The limited-edition polo is patterned after the design he wore in 1999, and will be available in limited quantities at the Adidas flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and on www.adidas.com beginning May 14th at 8 a.m. PT.
As you approach the first hole of the Black Course, there is a warning sign that has become synonymous with Bethpage. It's a caution informing all players of the expertise needed to survive the immense challenge of these menacing 18 holes, mere miles from the bright lights of New York City.
The 2019 PGA Championship will be debut for the first time this week at this infamous Long Island course, and there has been continued buzz around the tournament moving to the start of spring, from its former home in the dog days of August. No matter the course or the time of year however, one thing is certain: Jordan Spieth will be ready to compete, thanks to his razor sharp focus, preparation, and support from the latest in Under Armour Golf innovation.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Miura Golf is releasing a new Milled Tour Wedge High Bounce (HB) to their lineup of clubs that delivers the soft feel golfers covet, and is a striking example of Miura's dedication to producing the finest equipment in the industry.
Using premium soft carbon steel, the Tour Wedge HB boasts a wider sole that tapers from toe to heel, allowing for a more effective bounce along the middle of the sole. The added C Grind (heel and toe relief) and camber (front to back relief) increases playability and forgiveness. And the new tour inspired head shape confidently aligns you for pinpoint accuracy.
Ben Hogan Golf GS53 Driver and Fairway Woods Preview: Hogan's First Driver and Fairway Woods in Over a Decade
Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company is releasing a line of GS53 drivers and fairway woods, making it the first time in over a decade the illustrious company has returned back to the driver and wood categories.
The GS53 family marks the third major product launch of 2019 for Ben Hogan Golf, and joins a line-up of high performance forged irons, hybrids, wedges, and putters.
PUMA Golf Scripts for the 2019 PGA Championship: Fowler, DeChambeau, and Woodland Dressed to the Nines
Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland will be dressed to the nines each day at the 2019 PGA Championship as they prepare to tee it up at Bethpage State Park's iconic and challenging Black Course.
With the infamous WARNING sign that golfers encounter heading to the first tee in mind, PUMA designers created a Limited Edition WARNING Pack that Fowler will wear during the first two rounds of the Championship.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sung Kang set the Trinity Forest course record with a 10-under 61 on Friday at the AT&T Wells Fargo, and then birdies three of the final five holes Sunday to win his first career PGA Tour event.
Kang finished 23-under par for the tournament, holding off Scott Piercy, Matt Every, and Brooks Koepka to win by two strokes. Kang heads next to Bethpage Black to for PGA Championship where the spotlight will be brighter, and conditions a lot tougher.
Peter Millar will outfit nine players next week as the PGA Championship as players get ready to take on Bethpage Black and the second major of the season.
Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Brandt Snedeker, Si Woo Kim, Chez Reavie, Lee Westwood, Ryan Fox, Chesson Hadley, and Patton Kizzire will all be wearing pieces from Peter Millar's new spring 2019 collection.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Summer Escape and Play Unlimited Golf Package: A Golf Lover's Dream
World Class PGA National Resort & Spa is one of the premier golf destinations in the U.S., and now you can play there in one of the most value-packed golf getaway packages of the year.
The "Summer Escape and Play Unlimited Golf Package" is a golf lover's dream, and offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, with accompanying kids 12 and under staying free.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Renowned golf course architect Bobby Weed Golf Design is expanding its team with the addition of design associate Joseph K. Graziani. The hiring of Graziani ensures Bobby Weed Designs will remain well-positioned to handle its growing project base, with a specialization in design, renovation, and repurposing.
Bobby Weed designs feature a balance of visual appeal, sustainability, and playability, all informed by an environmentally-sensitive aesthetic and an exceptional hands-on, holistic approach. Some of Weed's original designs include Olde Farm Golf Club in Bristol, Va., the Dye Valley course at TPC Sawgrass, and a number of other TPC facilities, including TPC Summerlin, TPC Las Vegas and TPC River Highlands.
GOLFBUDDY aim W10 GPS Watch Preview: Wearable Golf Tech that's Packed with Superior Functionality and Dependability
GOLFBUDDY has released the aim W10 GPS smart golf watch, their most advanced wearable technology to date, and it's absolutely loaded with features.
AIM stands for accurate, innovative, and measurable, and the new aim W10 is stylish, comfortable, and brings you the best technologies to help you improve your game.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
John Daly has been given the green light to drive a golf cart at the PGA Championship next week at Bethpage Black, and people are losing their minds about this decision. The PGA of America granted the 53-year old Daly and two-time major champion a special exemption because of arthritis he suffers in his right knee under their own Americans with Disabilities Act policy.
Critics like Nick Faldo are saying walking is an integral part of the game. Some are predicting doom and gloom because of the precedent it sets. And still others are reminding us all that some guy named Tiger played and won a U.S. Open on a broken leg. But this decision really isn't that big of a deal.
PUMA Golf Releases Warning Pack: A Collection of Gear Inspired by Bethpage Black and the 2019 PGA Championship
Few courses instill fear the way Bethpage State Park' s iconic Black Course does. As if negotiating the Par- 70 7,426 yards of deep rough, never ending bunkers, and lightning fast greens weren't enough, many players feel nerves when they encounter the "WARNING" sign before ever setting foot on the first tee.
In honor of the 2019 PGA Championship's host site, Cobra PUMA Golf is introducing a bold, limited edition "Warning Pack" comprised of headwear, footwear, headcovers and a golf bag that will be available next week.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Aerotech Video Series: Why SteelFiber Shafts Are The Winningest Graphite Iron Shafts in Professional Golf History
You guys already know I hold the Aerotech SteelFiber golf shafts in the highest esteem. There are no graphite iron shafts like them on the market. What you might not know however, is that SteelFiber shafts are the winningest graphite iron shafts in professional tour history.
I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Aerotech SteelFiber President and Lead Shaft Designer Chris Hilleary at the PGA Merchandise Show back in January. And Chris recently made a video that really explains why SteelFiber is so unique and what makes Aerotech a performance leader in a highly competitive market.
Making the turn at Bethpage Black I realized I was in for more than I bargained for. I prepared for Black's mystique by reading as much as I could about the course. I even brushed up on some A.W. Tillinghast course design notes. And I thought I was ready. But in retrospect there's no way to grasp how significant and numerous the challenges are without being thrown right into the fire.
First there's the length. Bethpage Black stretches out to almost 7,500 yards and when I was done playing it felt more like 10,000 yards. Six of the par-4s are more 475 yards long and can play longer in the wind. Bethpage is a big, bad, brute, and playing it can be an absolute battle.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Trinity Forest is a windswept expanse of rolling hills, natural waste areas, and dramatic angles that’s the complete opposite of a parkland course. It's something more accustomed to seeing off the coast of Ireland, minus an ocean and seagulls.
The course was built on 400 acres of landfill, smack in the middle of the Great Trinity River Forest (the largest urban hardwood forest in America). However, there's not a single tree to be found anywhere on the course.
The PGA Tour descends on Trinity Forest Golf Club this week for the 66th playing of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Trinity Forest hosts the event for the second consecutive year after taking over hosting duties from TPC Four Seasons last year.
Established in 1944, the AT&T Byron Nelson is the ninth-longest active tournament on Tour, and also the leading fundraiser of all events on the schedule. It consistently attracts the biggest stars on Tour, paying homage to the late Byron Nelson, and this year the field is as a strong as ever.
Bridgestone Golf Reformulated e6 Golf Ball Preview: Ideal for Slower Swing Speed Players Who Seek Maximum Distance and Super Soft Feel
Bridgestone Golf announced today that it has reformulated its e6 golf ball to afford fantastic value for moderate swing-speed players who seek maximum driving distance and buttery soft feel.
The new e6 features a 2-piece, low-compression construction to ensure that players with slower swing speeds can fully activate the core on tee shots, delivering increased distance throughout the bag. It also provides players with a super soft feel thanks to its low compression core.
FootJoy Flex Blackout Golf Shoes Preview: Limited Edition Collaboration in Honor of the 2019 PGA Championship
As far as limited edition swag goes, the new FootJoy Flex Blackout golf shoes might be the coolest of the season so far. FootJoy and Bethpage Black have collaborated to create a very limited number of these shoes to celebrate the 2019 PGA Championship.
Only 300 of the Blackout shoes will be made, and they're done in all black with a "WARNING" sign on the heel exactly like the iconic sign hanging on the fence behind the first tee at Bethpage Black.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Tour Edge Exotics Staffer and PGA Tour Champions No. 1 Ranked Scott McCarron Wins Insperity Invitational
Tour Edge Exotics staff player Scott McCarron won the 2019 Insperity Invitational on the PGA Tour Champions Sunday playing a Tour Edge Exotics 19-degree CBX 119 hybrid.
The win was McCarron's second victory in three weeks, and he played his Exotics hybrid to perfection. Using it off the tee and off the deck, McCarron recorded 20 birdies for the tournament, and his 17-under par performance set a new course record for the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club.
The red label cannot be stopped! After four wins the previous week, KBS Golf Shafts kept the the momentum kept going on Sunday with a win at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Cruising to his first career PGA Tour victory, Max Homa played lights out from start to finish at Quail Hollow Golf Course hitting more than 60-percent of the greens in regulation, and and finishing first in scrambling.
Kiawah Island Club Awarded 2023 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship: Cassique and River Courses Will Play Host
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced The Kiawah Island Club, in Kiawah Island, S.C., as the host site for the 9th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The dates of the championship, which will be the second USGA event hosted by the club, are May 20th to 24th, 2023.
Kiawah Island Club's Cassique Course will host both stroke play and match play, while the club's River Course will serve as the stroke-play co-host course. The courses hosted the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2009.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Two years ago Max Homa played a full schedule of events and made just over $18,000. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship, Homa shot a 4-under, 67 and cruised to hit first PGA Tour victory, and a $1.42 million payday.
The 28-year old won the 2013 NCAA individual title at the University of California, and then made it to the Tour in 2015 (the same year Justin Thomas did). Homa struggled in his first season however, and wound up losing his Tour card.