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Best Golfers from Every State: Ohio golf and Jack Nicklaus

By tim letcher | jun 16, 2020.

21 Jul 2000: Jack Nicklaus of the USA on the Swilken Bridge on the 18th waves to fans during Second round of the British Open Golf Championships at the Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Munday/ALLSPORT

We continue our best golfers from every state series by taking a look at Ohio golf, and the top golfer from the state, Jack Nicklaus

When someone is, in the mind of many, the greatest golfer of all-time, that makes him or her an easy choice to be the best golfer ever from their state. So is the case with the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Ohio golf.

Nicklaus is Ohio born and bred. He was born in Columbus on January 21, 1940 and attended Ohio State University, where he was a collegiate All-American. In fact, he was the first player to win the NCAA individual championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same season when he did so in 1961.

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Before turning pro, Nicklaus considered remaining an amateur and following in the footsteps of his idol Bobby Jones. However, Nicklaus decided to turn pro and did so near the end of 1961.

In his 17th career start, Nicklaus got his first win, and it was a big one. Nicklaus topped fan favorite Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Nicklaus would win two more times in 1962 and would be named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. In 1963, he established himself as the best player in the world by claiming titles at the Masters and the PGA Championship. He would win five times on tour that season.

He would complete the career grand slam in 1966 by winning the Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Links. At the time, he was the youngest player to ever win the career grand slam (26), a record that has since been passed by Tiger Woods.

Nicklaus would win the career grand slam three times on his way to winning a record 18 major championships. He holds the record for the most victories in the Masters, claiming six green jackets in his illustrious career. Nicklaus and Walter Hagen won the most PGA Championships with five apiece. And Nicklaus is tied with Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones for the most U.S. Open titles, with each player winning four times.

Think about that record for just a second  – Nicklaus holds or shares the record for most titles in three of the four majors

The only one where he doesn’t hold the record is the Open Championship, where he “only” won three times.

Nicklaus holds a ton of golf records, including the 18 major championships, which may never be broken. Even more amazingly, Nicklaus was runner up in majors on 19 occasions. Nicklaus won multiple majors in 1963, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1980. He won at least one major championship every season from 1970-73. Many players hope to win a single major in their career. Nicklaus made it a habit.

Those are just some of the many records that Nicklaus holds or is close to holding. His 73 PGA Tour wins rank third all-time, trailing just Sam Snead and Woods, who each have 82 wins. From 1962 to 1978, Nicklaus won at least twice each year on the PGA Tour. And the list could go on and on for all of the Golden Bear’s accomplishments.

Nicklaus retired from competitive golf in 2005 but his involvement in the game did not stop when he stopped playing. The Golden Bear had become a masterful golf course designer and designed, or helped redesign, a number of courses including the site of this week’s RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links.

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There really wasn’t a lot of competition in the state of Ohio for Nicklaus, as far as being the best golfer from the Buckeye State. Ironically, the second-best player from the state is probably Tom Weiskopf, who would have won many more tournaments if not for Nicklaus. Weiskopf was runner-up to Nicklaus at the Masters twice (1972 and 1975) and finished third in the 1975 PGA Championship, also won by Nicklaus.

With all of his accomplishments and all that he has given to the game, it’s easy to call Nicklaus the best player ever from the state of Ohio. And perhaps the greatest of all-time.

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The 2021 Ohio Golf season kicked off early and it will last into November. Buckeyes will be able to watch the best men and women golfers in the world play in events around the state this year. Of course, it all starts with Jack Nicklaus and Muirfield Village Golf Club hosting PGA Tour pros in early June and conclude with the biggest event in women’s golf the Solheim Cup coming to Inverness in Toledo over Labor Day weekend. In between the Symetra Tour, PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tour will also hold events in Ohio.

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The Best Teachers In Every State (2024-'25)


Jamie Squire

The following teachers were voted the best in each state through a peer-voting process conducted by Golf Digest. More than 3,000 teachers were included in the voting. Note: Number in parentheses after name indicates current ranking on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America.

1. MARK BLACKBURN (1) Blackburn G. Academy at Greystone G & C.C., Birmingham

2. TONY RUGGIERO (24) Dewsweepers G., Mobile

3. WAYNE FLINT Highland Park G. Cse., Birmingham

4. CRAIG BOCKING Bocking G . Academy, Huntsville

5. MORGAN HALE Dewsweepers G., Mobile

6. ERIC ESHLEMAN C.C. of Birmingham

7. MICHAEL BRISBANE Azalea City G. Cse., Mobile

8. REA SCHUESSLER C.C. of Mobile

9. BRIAN SPEAKMAN Blackburn G. Academy at Greystone G. & C.C., Birmingham

10. LAYNE SAVOIE Blackburn G. Academy at Greystone G. & C.C., Birmingham

11. WADE HAMILTON Montgomery C.C.

12. STEVEN DEBOER Steven DeBoer G. Academy, Cullman


14. MAX DOSTER Blackburn G. Academy at Greystone G. & C.C., Birmingham

15. JEFF JORDAN Mountain Brook C., Birmingham

1. JOE BUTLER Palmer G. Cse.

2. PEGGY GUSTAFSON Anchorage G. Cse.

1. MARTIN CHUCK (7) Tour Striker G. Academy at The Raven, Phoenix

2. STAN UTLEY (11) Grayhawk G.C., Scottsdale

3. BOYD SUMMERHAYS (15) Silverleaf C., Scottsdale

4. MIKE LABAUVE (50) Talking Stick G.C., Scottsdale

5. ANDY PATNOU Starfire G.C., Scottsdale

6. PARKER MCLACHLIN Short Game Chef, Scottsdale

7. TINA TOMBS Tina Tombs G., Phoenix

8. PAXTON O’CONNOR Desert Mountain C., Scottsdale

9. SUSIE MEYERS Ventana Canyon G. & R.C., Tucson

10. ANDREW GETSON Grayhawk G.C., Scottsdale

11. JUSTIN KLEMBALLA Paradise Valley C.C.

12. JEREMY ANDERSON Legacy G.Performance Center, Phoenix

13. MILO LINES Superstition Mountain G. & C.C., Gold Canyon

14. SANDY LABAUVE Talking Stick G.C., Scottsdale

15. SCOTT SACKETT Scott Sackett Academy at McCormick Ranch G.C., Scottsdale

16. MARVOL BARNARD C.C. of Green Valley

17. DEREK DEMINSKY Forty Niner C.C., Tucson

18. JARUT PADUNG McCormick Ranch G.C., Scottsdale

19. WILLIAM ELDRENKAMP Legacy G.Performance Center, Phoenix

20. STEVE DAHLBY Phoenix C.C.

21. LANDYN LEWIS Tucson City G.

22. KRISTINE REESE Vision54, Scottsdale

23. JOHN KOSTIS Grayhawk G.C., Scottsdale

24. SHANE SIMMONS Legacy G.Performance Center, Phoenix

25. TRAVIS WEZA McCormick Ranch G.C., Scottsdale

26. TIFFANY YAGER Vision54, Scottsdale

27. MIKE KRAHE Tour Striker G. Academy at The Raven, Phoenix

28. LINDY LABAUVE Westin Kierland G.C., Scottsdale

1. RYAN CRAWLEY Ryan Crawley G., Lowell

2. JUSTIN HILL Justin Hill G. Academy, Little Rock

3. PHILIP WALKER Back Nine G. Academy, Bentonville

1. DANA DAHLQUIST (9) Dana Dahlquist G., Long Beach

2. DAVE PHILLIPS (12) TPI, Oceanside

3. GEORGE GANKAS (18) George Gankas G., Westlake Village

4. BILL HARMON (22) Bill Harmon Peformance Center at Toscana C.C., Indian Wells

5. RICK SESSINGHAUS (32) Flowcode G. Academy, Burbank

6. JAMIE MULLIGAN (35) Virginia C.C., Long Beach

7. CHRIS MAYSON (42) Rancho Santa Fe C.C.

8. ALISON CURDT (47) Alison Curdt G. at Wood Ranch G.C., Simi Valley

9. DAVE STOCKTON Stockton G., Redlands

10. WILL ROBINS Will Robins G., Folsom


12. BRADY RIGGS PGA West, La Quinta

13. DEVAN BONEBRAKE Studio G., Hermosa Beach

14. JOSH ZANDER Stanford G.C., Palo Alto

15. LAIRD SMALL Pebble Beach G. Academy

16. LUCAS WALD Lucas Wald G. Studio, Los Angeles

17. TASHA BOHLIG El Caballero C.C., Tarzana

18. TANYA DERGAL Brentwood C.C., Los Angeles

19. TOM REZENDES NorCal G. Academy, Walnut Creek

20. DEREK UYEDA Derek Uyeda Golf, San Diego

21. MONTE SCHEINBLUM No Bogeys, Laguna Niguel

22. STEVE HOLMES Rustic Canyon G. Cse., Moorpark

23. JON HORNER Menlo C.C., Woodside

24. BOB LASKEN Arroyo Trabuco G.C., Mission Viejo

25. BOB KNEE Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

26. CHRIS WALKEY PGA West, La Quinta

27. GINA UMECK Wilshire C.C., Los Angeles

28. BRUCE NAKAMURA Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

29. KIP PUTERBAUGH Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

30. AYUMI HORI Ayumi Hori G., Encino

31. JAMIE PUTERBAUGH Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

32. JOSH MYERS PGA West, La Quinta

33. ROGER GUNN Golf Development Complex, Moorpark

34. GRANT HALVERSON Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

35. JASON PUTERBAUGH Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

36. JOHN ORTEGA Costa Mesa C.C.

37. SHAWN COX Grand Del Mar, San Diego

38. TYLER FERRELL La Rinconada C.C., Los Gatos

39. BLAKE JIRGES Coto de Caza G. & R.C.

40. JAKE TOLIVER Los Angeles C.C.

41. JAMES JORDAN James Jordan G., Van Nuys

42. JOHN BATTAGLIA PGA West, La Quinta

43. JOHN RAY LEARY Hansen Dam G. Cse., Pacoima

44. KEN GREEN Aviara G. Academy, Carlsbad

45. MICHAEL BLOCK Arroyo Trabuco G.C., Mission Viejo

46. AARON OLSON Monterey Peninsula C.C., Pebble Beach

47. GLENN DECK Glenn Deck G., Newport Beach

48. GAVIN WITZER Tijeras Creek G.C., Rancho Santa Margarita

49. JAKE HUTT Jake Hutt G., Palo Alto

50. JOSH ALPERT Westdrift G. Cse., Manhattan Beach

51. GREGG MCHATTON Gregg McHatton G., Valencia

52. BRYAN PATE Martis Camp, Truckee

53. ALAN OCHIAI Oak Creek G.C., Irvine

54. MICHAEL MAGGS Southern California G. Academy, Carlsbad

55. ZACH HEUSSER Crystal Springs G. Cse., Burlingame

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1. NICK CLEARWATER (17) GolfTEC Headquarters, Englewood

2. TRENT WEARNER Trent Wearner G. Academy, Denver

3. ED OLDHAM The Ranch C.C., Westminster

4. STAN SAYERS Colorado G.C., Parker

5. PATRICK NUBER GolfTEC Headquarters, Englewood

6. TY WALKER GolfTEC DTC, Denver

7. DUSTIN MILLER Black Bear G.C., Parker

8. NATHAN MORRIS GolfTEC Westminster

9. CHAD MILLER GolfTEC Chapel Hills, Colorado Springs

10. DAN SNIFFIN Omni Interlocken G.C., Broomfield

11. JOSH TROYER GolfTEC Headquarters, Englewood

12. VINCENT DOWNIE GolfTEC Highlands Ranch

13. ZACH LAMBECK GolfTEC Headquarters, Englewood

14. ELENA KING ExperienceGolf at CommonGround G. Cse., Aurora

15. LEIGHTON SMITH Leighton Smith G., Colorado Springs

16. KYLE VOSKA Links G. Cse., Highlands Ranch


1. MICHAEL BREED (10) Michael Breed G. Academy, Greenwich

2. TOM HENDERSON H. Smith Richardson G. Cse., Fairfield

3. ANGELA AULENTI Sterling Farms G. Cse., Stamford

4. GEORGE CONNOR Connor G., Avon

5. SAM WILEY Wee Burn C.C., Darien

6. DAVE BOVE Tashua Knolls G. Cse., Trumbull

7. JIM FATSI Brooklawn C.C., Fairfield

8. JOHN VITALE Full Circle G., Berlin

9. PAUL KENNEY Rockrimmon C.C., Stamford

10. TOM ROSATI Great River G.C., Milford

11. BOB BIGONETTE H. Smith Richardson G. Cse., Fairfield

12. BOBBY BROWN Tashua Knolls G. Cse., Trumbull

13. DOUG HOLUB Fairchild-Wheeler G. Cse., Fairfield

14. MEGIN O’DONNELL- KELLY Brooklawn C.C., Fairfield


16. ERIC STEINDEL C.C. of Fairfield

17. EVAN LAMBERT Tumble Brook C.C., Bloomfield

18. JOE CONNERTON Round Hill C., Greenwich

19. JUSTIN FOSTER Ridgewood C.C., Danbury

1. WAYNE DEFRANCESCO Peninsula G. & C.C., Millsboro

2. JOHN RUDOLPH Fieldstone G.C., Greenville

1. SEAN FOLEY (3) Sean Foley Performance, Orlando

2. CLAUDE HARMON III (5) Butch Harmon Floridian, Palm City

3. ANDY PLUMMER (14) Stack & Tilt Miami, Turnberry Isle C.C., Aventura

4. MIKE BENNETT (23) Stack & Tilt Miami, Turnberry Isle C.C., Aventura

5. JASON BAILE (26) Jupiter Hills C., Tequesta

6. CHERYL ANDERSON (28) Mike Bender G.Academy, Lake Mary

7. GRANT WAITE (31) Grant Waite G., Ocala

8. SHAUN WEBB (34) Athletic Motion G., Winter Garden

9. KEVIN KIRK (38) Trump National Doral, Miami

10. MARK SWEENEY (39) Waldorf Astoria G.C., Orlando

11. SUZY WHALEY (40) The C.C. at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gardens

12. GARY GILCHRIST (41) Gary Gilchrist G. Academy, Howey-in-the-Hills

13. BRIAN MOGG Brian Mogg G. Academy, Orlando

14. MIKE GRANATO Athletic Motion G., Winter Garden

15. MIKE SHANNON PGA Tour Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra

16. JEFF LEISHMAN Dye Preserve, Jupiter

17. PRESTON COMBS Preston’s Putting, Orlando

18. BOBBY CLAMPETT Impact Zone G., Naples

19. DAVID ARMITAGE Shell Bay C., Hallandale Beach

20. ANDREW PARK Orange County National, Orlando

21. SARA DICKSON Wilderness C.C., Naples

22. SEAN HOGAN Golfzon Leadbetter Academy HQ at Reunion, Kissimmee

23. DARREN MAY The Bear’s C., Jupiter

24. JUSTIN SHEEHAN Pelican G.C., Belleair

25. TRAVIS FULTON Travis Fulton G. Studio, Jacksonville

26. JOHN WEBSTER John Webster G. Academy at The Breakers, Palm Beach

27. ALANA SWAIN PGA Tour Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra

28. BRIAN CREGHAN Pine Tree G.C., Boynton Beach

29. DANIEL GRAY Lake Nona G. and C.C., Orlando

30. JACKSON KOERT Atlantic Beach C.C.

31. JOE COMPITELLO Indian Creek C.C.

32. MARK DURLAND Durland G. School, Naples

33. ROBIN SYMES Golfzon Leadbetter Academy HQ at Reunion, Kissimmee

34. MICHAEL MANAVIAN 247 Indoor G., Stuart

35. MARK HACKETT Old Palm G.C., Palm Beach Gardens

36. DON LAW Don Law G. Academy, Boca Raton

37. MATT DEJOHN Matt DeJohn G. Academy at Hammock Creek G.C., Palm City

38. KELLIE STENZEL Palm Beach Par 3 G. Cse., Palm Beach

39. BRENDAN KENNEDY The Legacy C. at Alaqua Lakes

40. FRED GRIFFIN Fred Griffin G., Orlando

41. GRAYSON ZACKER Jim McLean G. School at the Biltmore Miami, Coral Gables

42. MIKE MALIZIA The C. at Admirals Cove, Jupiter

43. NICK ADCOCK Tee It Up, Oviedo

44. TED BRITSCHGI Marriott Grande Vista, Orlando

45. MICHAEL HUNT Jim McLean G. School at the Biltmore Miami, Coral Gables

46. BILL DAVIS Abacoa G.C., Jupiter

47. BOB GRISSETT Bob Grissett G., Palm Beach

48. JORDAN DEMPSEY PGA Tour Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra

49. WARREN BOTTKE PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens

50. TOM PATRI The G.C. at Crown Colony, Ft. Myers

51. STEFANIE SHAW Ocean Reef C., Key Largo

52. RYAN CRYSLER Butch Harmon Floridian, Palm City

53. RENEE O’HIGGINS Quail West G. & C.C., Naples

54. DEREK SWOBODA Ocean Reef C., Key Largo

55. SCOTT MUNROE Boca Raton Resort

56. JOHN HUGHES John Hughes G., Kissimmee

57. JON MCLEAN Jim McLean G. School at the Biltmore Miami, Coral Gables

58. CLAY BALLARD Top Speed Golf, Orlando

59. JULIO NUTT Jim McLean G. School at the Biltmore Miami, Coral Gables

1. SCOTT HAMILTON (19) Scott Hamilton G. Academy at Cartersville C.C.

2. ANDREW RICE (25) Westin Savannah Harbor G. Resort & Spa

3. JUSTIN PARSONS (37) Sea Island G. Performance Center, St. Simons Island

4. JOHN TILLERY Tillery G. at Cuscowilla, Eatonton

5. JOE PLECKER The Landings G. & Athletic C., Savannah

6. JON TATTERSALL Tattersall G., Atlanta

7. SHAWN KOCH Atlanta Athletic C.

8. GALE PETERSON Sea Island G. Performance Center, St. Simons Island

9. TED FORT Marietta G. Center

10. BILL HASSELL Marietta C.C.

11. CHARLIE KING Georgia G. Center, Roswell

12. DANNY ELKINS Georgia G. Center, Roswell

13. CAROL PREISINGER The Landings G. & Athletic C., Savannah

14. CHAD PHILLIPS Pine Tree C.C., Kennesaw

15. CODY CARTER Druid Hills G.C., Atlanta

16. DAVID POTTS C.C. of the South, Johns Creek

17. JARED ZAK Sea Island G. Performance Center, St. Simons Island

18. MIKE PERPICH RiverPines Learning Center, Johns Creek

1. CLAUDE BROUSSEAU Wailea G. Academy

2. BEN HONGO Kapalua G. Academy

3. KEVIN RALBOVSKY KMR School of Golf, Kaneohe

4. KEVIN SHIMOMURA Ko Olina G.C., Kapolei

5. CHRIS ARMANINI Ka’anapali G. Cse., Lahaina

6. DAVID ISHII Ishii G., Honolulu

7. OLIVER OLIQUIANO Island Pacific G. Academy, Ewa Beach

1. JERRY KING Gozzer Ranch G. & Lake C., Coeur d’Alene

2. ROB AKINS Tributary, Driggs

3. JIM EMPEY Valley C., Hailey

4. PAUL WEYLAND Paul Weyland G., Kuna

5. MIKE HAMBLIN Blue Lakes C.C., Twin Falls

6. ZACH ABELS Canyon Springs G. Cse., Twin Falls

1. KEVIN WEEKS (33) Cog Hill G. & C.C., Lemont

2. RICK SILVA Movement 3 G., Highland Park

3. TODD SONES Todd Sones Impact G., Vernon Hills

4. E.A. TISCHLER Olympia Fields C.C.

5. JASON GUSS Naperville C.C.


7. MIKE CARBRAY Butterfield C.C., Oak Brook

8. CHRIS GREEN Glen View C., Golf

9. CLAYTON PENDERGRAFT Cog Hill G. & C.C., Lemont

10. JAKE THURM Ruffled Feathers G.C., Lemont

11. PAT GOSS Gleacher G. Center- Northwestern Univ., Evanston

12. LOUIS SAUER Louis Sauer G., Northbrook

13. DAN KOCHEVAR Oak Brook G.C.

14. JUSTIN BENTLEY GolfTEC Des Plaines

15. MIKE SMALL University of Illinois, Champaign

16. JOHN PERNA TPS Player Service, Downers Grove

17. KRIS MCGOVERN Movement 3 G., Highland Park

18. T.J. SULLIVAN GolfTEC Oak Brook


20. TAYLOR KAHLMAN Lake Shore C.C., Glencoe

21. DAN SHELDEN Ruth Lake C.C., Hinsdale

22. DAVID IMPASTATO Impastato G. Academies, Geneva

1. JEFF SMITH Timbergate G. Cse., Edinburgh

2. BRAD FELLERS G. School of Indiana, Carmel

3. BRUCE REARICK Burnt Edges Consulting, Indianapolis

4. CRYSTAL MORSE The Legends G.C., Franklin

5. GRANT BRETTNACHER G. School of Indiana, Carmel


7. COLBY HUFFMAN Swing Science, Zionville

8. DAN ROSS Birck Boilermaker G. Complex, West Lafayette

9. JON HOOVER Hillcrest C.C., Indianapolis

10. MICHAEL ZEDRICK Gray Eagle G.C., Fishers

11. MAX NIEHANS The C. at Chatham Hills, Westfield

12. ERIKA WICOFF Elevation G. Academy, Indianapolis

1. MARK ATCHISON Des Moines G. and C.C.

2. LUKE DONAH Cedar Rapids C.C.

3. SARAH BIDNEY Des Moines G. Lessons

4. KEN SCHALL Ken Schall G. Performance, West Des Moines

5. MATT JENNINGS Elmwood C.C., Marshalltown

1. COURTNEY MAHON Falcon Ridge G.C., Lenexa

2. PAUL HOOSER Kansas City C.C., Mission Hills

3. ROB SHIPMAN Milburn C.C., Overland Park

4. SKIP MAIWALD Ironhorse G.C., Kansas City


6. KEVIN WARD The G. Stable, Prairie Village

7. BRETT BEARD GolfTEC Overland Park

8. GIANNA AUGUSTINE Overland Park G.

1. MICHAEL FINNEY Univ. of Louisville G.C.

2. MIKE THOMAS Harmony Landing C.C., Goshen

3. LARRY WARD High Performance G. Academy, Nicholasville

4. GROVER JUSTICE Bluegrass G. Academy, Lexington

5. MITCHELL MOORE Hopkinsville G. & C.C.

6. NICK WILKINS High Performance G. Academy, Nicholasville

7. TODD TRIMBLE The G. Complex, Paducah

8. COLBY WOLLITZ Hurstbourne C.C., Louisville

9. CORY KAUFMAN The G. Academy, Louisville

10. BRAD BACHAND Man O’War G., Lexington

1. BRIAN MANZELLA (13) Brian Manzella G. Academy, New Orleans

2. JAMES LEITZ (20) Tchefuncta C.C., Covington

3. LIAM MUCKLOW The Golf Lab, Baton Rouge

4. BRAD PULLIN Squire Creek C.C., Choudrant

5. PARKER BRANDT The University C., Baton Rouge

6. ROB NOEL Rob Noel G. Academy, Abita Springs

1. JOHN HICKSON Northport G.C.

2. ABBY SPECTOR Riverside G. Cse., Portland

1. BERNIE NAJAR (27) Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills

2. TRILLIUM ROSE (36) Woodmont C.C., Rockville

3. SARAH STONE Chevy Chase C., Bethesda

4. KEVIN TANNER GolfTEC North Bethesda

5. CATHY KIM Baltimore C.C., Mays Chapel

6. JOHN SCOTT RATTAN Congressional C.C., Bethesda

7. MARK RUSSO Night Hawk G. Center, Gambrills

8. SEAN ENGLISH The Elkridge C., Baltimore

9. JIM ESTES Blue Mash G. Cse., Laytonsville


11. MIKE DICKSON MCG G. Academy at Little Bennett, Clarksburg

12. STEVE BOSDOSH The C. at P.B. Dye, Ijamsville

13. NICK SHEMKOVITZ Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills

14. MARK EVENSON The Suburban C., Pikesville

15. BLAKE THOMAS Congressional C.C., Bethesda

16. DAMON LUCAS Lake Presidential G.C., Upper Marlboro

17. DAVID HUTSELL Baltimore C.C., Mays Chapel

18. HOLLY ANDERSON The Elkridge C., Baltimore



2. SHAWN HESTER TPC Boston, Norton

3. SEAN MCTERNAN Brae Burn C.C., Newton

4. ERIC BARLOW Winchester C.C.

5. TOM CAVICCHI Harmon G. & Fitness C., Rockland

6. SKIP GUSS GolfRite, Southborough

7. JENNIFER HUDSON Sankaty Head G.C., Nantucket

8. BRENDAN WALSH The Country Club, Brookline

9. CHIP JOHNSON Hatherly C.C., North Scituate

10. ADAM KOLLOFF Pure Drive G., Woburn

11. MARK HEARTFIELD The Ridge C., Sandwich


13. JANE FROST Sandwich Hollows G.C., East Sandwich

14. KEVIN RHOADS The Country Club, Brookline

15. DARREN FALK Holly Ridge G.C., Sandwich

1. ADAM SCHRIBER LochenHeath G.C., Williamsburg

2. IAN HUGHES GolfTEC Grand Rapids

3. JORDAN YOUNG Fox Hills Learning Center, Plymouth

4. BRIAN CAIRNS Fox Hills Learning Center, Plymouth

5. BRANDON ROBY Cascade Hills C.C., Grand Rapids

6. MIKE FAY Mike Fay G. Academy, South Lyon

7. ADAM FARABAUGH C.C. of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms

8. DAVE KENDALL Kendall Academy of G., Ypsilanti

9. SCOTT WILSON Bay Meadows G. Cse., Traverse City

10. JEFF GOBLE Jeff Goble G., Plymouth

11. CHARLEY VANDENBERG Thousand Oaks G. Academy, Grand Rapids

12. JACK SELTZER Seltzer G. Academy, Fenton

13. JIM YUHAS Kendall Academy of G., Ann Arbor

14. TOM HARDING Carl’s G. Academy, Bloomfield Hills

15. CHRIS MORY Meridian Sun G.C., Haslett

16. JIMMY WISINSKI Kent C.C., Grand Rapids

17. PAUL HAASE Kendall Academy of G., Ann Arbor

18. DAVE VANLOOZEN Oakland Hills C.C., Bloomfield Hills

1. LUKE BENOIT Interlachen C.C., Edina

2. SHERYL MAIZE Crystal Lake G.C.

3. ERIC CHILES Chaska Town Cse.

4. CHRIS FOLEY Chris Foley G. at Madden’s on Gull Lake

5. MIKE BARGE Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska

6. AARON JACOBSON Rush Creek G. Academy, Maple Grove

7. STEVE FESSLER Albion Ridges G. Cse., Annandale

8. JON REIGSTAD Keller G. Cse., Maplewood

9. JUSTIN KRAFT Spring Hill G.C., Wayzata

10. RYAN PAULSON Minneapolis G.C., St. Louis Park

11. SCOTT DIRCK Scott Dirck G. Academy, Alexandria

12. BRAD PLUTH Brad Pluth G., Eden Prairie

13. NICK PELLE GolfTEC Minnetonka

14. LAURA PATRICK Laura Patrick G., Long Lake


1. V.J. TROLIO Old Waverly G.C., West Point

2. TIM YELVERTON Old Waverly G.C., West Point

3. KYLE ELLIS C.C. of Oxford

4. THOMAS WATKINS Watkins G. Group, Pearl

1. BRIAN FOGT Bellerive C.C., St. Louis

2. ROB SEDORCEK Rob Sedorcek G. Instruction, St. Louis

3. TODD MEYER Algonquin G.C., St. Louis

4. JOSH NAHM Josh Nahm G., Parkville

5. BOBBY PAVELONIS Norwood Hills C.C., St. Louis

6. ED SCHWENT Old Hickory G.C., St. Charles

7. CRAIG STORY First Tee Range, St. Louis

8. HELEN KURTIN St. Louis G. Academy

9. RYAN MARTIN C.C. of St. Albans

10. MAUREEN FARRELL Oakwood C.C., Kansas City

11. RICK GRAYSON Rivercut G. Cse., Springfield

12. MARIA PALOZOLA St. Louis G. Lessons

1. TRAVIS OLSON Rock Creek Cattle Company, Deer Lodge

2. DAVID OWENS Missoula C.C.

1. JAMES SIECKMANN (6) James Sieckmann G. Academy at Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha


3. ANDREW STORM Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha

4. RYAN VERMEER Tiburon G.C., Omaha


6. MIKE CORNELL Champions Run, Omaha

7. TED DIGIACOMO Happy Hollow C., Omaha

1. JOSEPH MAYO (21) Summit C., Las Vegas

2. DREW STECKEL Southern Highlands G.C., Las Vegas


4. ADAM YOUNG Adam Young G., Las Vegas

5. MIKE DAVIS DragonRidge C.C., Las Vegas

6. JON HORSCHMANN Butch Harmon School of G., Henderson

7. JAMES DREW Butch Harmon School of G., Henderson

8. MARIO BEVILACQUA TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas

9. NICK HELWIG Butch Harmon School of G., Henderson

10. TIM SAM GolfTEC Northwest Las Vegas

11. LIAM HUNT DragonRidge C.C., Las Vegas

12. BOB MAY Bob May G. Academy, Las Vegas


1. JASON SEDAN Lake Winnipesaukee G.C., New Durham

2. RICO RICIPUTI Coach C., North Hampton


1. JONATHAN YARWOOD Alpine C.C., Demarest

2. MATT WILSON Baltusrol G.C., Springfield

3. DAVID TARASCHI Burlington C.C., Mt. Holly

4. RYAN HAGER Plainfield C.C., Edison

5. NICK BOVA Hamilton Farm G.C., Gladstone

6. C.J. NAFUS Roxiticus G.C., Mendham

7. KELAN MCDONAGH Metedeconk National G.C., Jackson Township

8. DAVID GLENZ David Glenz G. Academy, Long Valley

9. VINCE RAMAGLI Montclair G.C., West Orange

10. STEVE SIERACKI Woodcrest C.C., Cherry Hill

11. TYLER HALL Upper Montclair C.C., Clifton

12. BRIAN DOBBIE Trump National G.C., Bedminster

13. JORGE PARADA Liberty National G.C., Jersey City

14. GIA LIWSKI Fiddler’s Elbow C.C., Bedminster

15. MELISSA DZIABO Baltusrol G.C., Springfield

16. AARON ASEDO Florham Park G.C.

17. NICK BRADLEY Knickerbocker C.C., Tenafly

18. BRIAN GUSSIS GolfTEC Woodbridge

19. BRYAN DOUGHERTY Hollywood G.C., Deal

1. HENRY STETINA New Mexico State U., Las Cruces

2. BRAD LARDON The C. at Las Campanas, Santa Fe

3. TOM VELARDE The C. at Las Campanas, Santa Fe

4. TODD KERSTING Puerto Del Sol G. Cse., Albuquerque

5. TOM YOST First Tee-Four Corners, Kirtland

1. MICHAEL JACOBS (8) Jacobs 3D G. at Rock Hill G.C., Manorville

2. TERRY ROWLES (29) Hudson National G.C., Croton-on-Hudson

3. JOHN GRAHAM (48) John Graham G., Webster

4. DARRELL KESTNER Deepdale G.C., Manhasset

5. KEVIN SPRECHER Sleepy Hollow C.C., Briarcliff Manor

6. DEBBIE DONIGER GlenArbor G.C., Bedford Hills

7. MARIO GUERRA Quaker Ridge G.C., Scarsdale

8. JASON BIRNBAUM Manhattan Woods G.C., West Nyack

9. GARY WEIR Westchester C.C., Rye

10. JEFF WARNE The Bridge, Bridgehampton

11. GREG LABELLE Piping Rock C., Locust Valley

12. JAMES HONG Harbor Links G. Cse., Port Washington

13. KIRK OGURI Pete’s G. Shop, Mineola

14. TYLER SLOCUM Fresh Meadow C.C., Lake Success

15. BRIAN JACOBS Brian Jacobs G., Churchville

16. ADDISON CRAIG The Bridge, Bridgehampton

17. MIKE DIFFLEY Pelham C.C., Pelham Manor

18. STEVE HAGGERTY Laurel Links C.C., Mattituck

19. CHRIS TOULSON Sunningdale C.C., Scarsdale

20. MARTY NOWICKI Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona

21. C.J. REEVES Century C.C., Purchase

22. JOHN HOBBINS Greenside G. Academy, New York City

23. MATT DOBYNS Meadow Brook C., Jericho

24. MONIQUE THORESZ Quaker Ridge G.C., Scarsdale

25. PAUL SELVAGGIO Westchester C.C., Rye

26. MIKE DOYLE Five Iron G., New York

27. JEFF GSCHWIND Deepdale G.C., Manhasset

28. TED HEINS Fresh Meadow C.C., Lake Success

29. BILL SMITTLE Westchester C.C., Rye


1. DAVID ORR (16) Pine Needles Lodge & G.C., Southern Pines

2. ED IBARGUEN Duke University G.C., Durham

3. NICOLE WELLER Compass Pointe G.C., Wilmington

4. RICK MURPHY Greensboro National G.C.

5. ANDREW KIGER The C. at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs

6. KELLY MITCHUM Pinehurst Resort

7. ROBBIE FRITZ Greensboro C.C.

8. ERIC ALPENFELS Pinehurst Resort

9. ROBERT LINVILLE Precision G. School, Greensboro

10. MARTIN LUCAS Hedingham G. & Athletic C., Raleigh

11. DOUG SPENCER Spencer G. Academy, Huntersville

12. RYAN DAILEY Campbell U., Lillington

13. KATHY HART WOOD Carmel C.C., Charlotte

14. MATT REAGAN Operation 36 G., Apex

15. ERIC JORDAN GolfTEC Durham

16. BRINSON BYRD GolfTEC Raleigh

17. JIMMY HAMILTON The G. Academy at Wildwood Green, Raleigh

18. MARK WOOD Carmel C.C., Charlotte


1. KRIS KROETSCH Kris Kroetsch G. Academy, Fargo

2. ZACH MCARTHUR Links of North Dakota, Ray

1. JASON CARBONE (49) Canterbury G.C., Beachwood

2. KYLE MORRIS The G. Room, Dublin

3. CHAD MIDDAUGH Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin

4. DON SARGENT Scioto C.C., Columbus

5. TODD CASABELLA Barrington G.C., Aurora

6. JIMMY LOGUE The C.C. at Muirfield Village, Dublin


8. RANDY DIETZ Windmill G. Center, Macedonia

9. JOE MEGLEN StoneWater G.C., Highland Heights

10. PAT BERNOT GolfTEC Easton, Columbus

11. BRIAN JONES Kenwood C.C., Cincinnati

12. NICK PAEZ GolfTEC Cleveland West

13. STEVE MULCAHY Shawnee C.C., Lima

14. GENE POWELL Four Bridges C.C., Liberty Township

15. JOE STAGO GolfTEC Dublin

16. BRETT SLATER Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati

17. KEVIN JONES Next Level G., Franklin

18. STEVE PARKER Portage C.C., Akron


20. TIM LAMBERT G. Prodigies, Lebanon

1. E.J. PFISTER Oak Tree National, Edmond

2. STEVE BALL Ball G. Center, Oklahoma City

3. RYAN RODY Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa

4. CHASE COOPER KickingBird G.C., Edmond

5. SHANNON FRIDAY Oklahoma City G. & C.C.


2. JEFF RITTER Make the Turn Performance Pronghorn, Bend


4. BRUCE FURMAN Langdon Farms G.C., Aurora

5. BRIAN HENNINGER The G. Farm, Tualatin

6. SCOTT ERDMANN Oswego Lake C.C., Lake Oswego

7. JERRY MOWLDS Pumpkin Ridge G.C., North Plains

8. SEAN LANYI Langdon Farms G.C., Aurora


1. JOHN DUNIGAN (30) Applebrook G.C., Malvern

2. JOHN BIERKAN Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square

3. JOANNA COE Merion G.C., Ardmore

4. TED SHEFTIC The Bridges G.C., Abbottstown

5. DOM DIJULIA DiJulia G. at Jericho National, New Hope

6. MARK SHEFTIC Sunnybrook G.C., Plymouth Meeting

7. NICK IACONO Merion G.C., Ardmore

8. ERIC COGORNO Bethlehem G.C.

9. ANDY MILLER LedgeRock G.C., Mohnton

10. ERIC HANDLEY Penn State Univ., State College

11. LOU GUZZI Lou Guzzi G. Academy at Talamore C.C., Ambler

12. MIKE DYNDA LuLu C.C., Glenside

13. ERIC JOHNSON The Turn C., Cranberry Twp.

14. MARK ANDERSON St. Davids G.C., Wayne

15. JAMES BROD Oakmont C.C.

16. KEVIN SHIELDS The C. at Nevillewood, Presto

17. CHUCK SCALLY JR. Scally G. Academy, Coraopolis

18. NICK BIONDI Radley Run C.C., West Chester

19. STEVEN CHALMERS Lookaway G.C., Buckingham



1. DAVE MARCOTTE Point Judith C.C., Narragansett

2. TODD CAMPBELL Cranston C.C.


1. KRISTA DUNTON Berkeley Hall C., Bluffton

2. ALLEN TERRELL Dustin Johnson G. School, Murrells Inlet

3. JASON SUTTON Colleton River C.

4. TIM COOKE Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island

5. KEVIN BRITT Carolina C.C., Spartanburg

6. JULIE COLE Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island

7. BILL SCHMEDES III Mastery G. Performance, Hilton Head Island

8. RYAN SMITH Marc Lapointe G., Fort Mill

9. SEAN KENNEDY Cliffs at Mountain Park, Marietta

10. RICK BARRY Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island

11. BRANDON RAY Lowcountry Lessons, Mount Pleasant

12. MARC LAPOINTE Marc Lapointe G., Fort Mill

13. HANK SMITH The G.C. at Briar’s Creek, Johns Island

14. DOUG WEAVER Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island


1. SAM VOSLER Sanford Sports Academy, Sioux Falls

2. JASON YOUNG G.C. at Red Rock, Rapid City

1. JOE HALLETT (45) Vanderbilt Legends C., Franklin

2. JEFF SMITH Spring Creek Ranch, Collierville

3. T.J. YEATON Belle Meade C.C., Nashville

4. MATT KILLEN Troubadour G. & Field C., Nashville

5. VIRGIL HERRING Higher Performance G. Academy, Clarksville

6. BILLY WINTERS Signal Mountain G. & C.C.

7. JASON GANDY Willow Creek G.C., Knoxville

8. BEN PELLICANI Westhaven G.C., Franklin

9. BRIAN LACKEY The G.C. of Tennessee, Hendersonville

10. JAKE REEVES Fox Den C.C., Knoxville

11. MATT WALTER Indian Hills G. Cse., Murfreesboro

12. BRAXTON HUNTER Fairways and Greens G. Center, Knoxville

13. NANCY QUARCELINO Nancy Quarcelino School of G., Nashville

14. KIEL ALDERINK The Academy at Black Creek, Chattanooga

15. BRAD REDDING Target G. Practice & Training, Powell

16. HENRIK SIMONSEN The Honors Cse., Ooltewah

1. CHRIS COMO (2) Dallas National G.C.

2. CAMERON MCCORMICK (4) Altus Performance, Dallas

3. JON SINCLAIR (43) Sinclair’s G. Training Center, Euless

4. CHRIS O’CONNELL Plane Truth G., Plano

5. COREY LUNDBERG Altus Performance, Dallas

6. DEB VANGELLOW Riverbend C.C., Sugar Land

7. BRECH SPRADLEY Barton Creek G. Academy, Austin


9. CARLOS BROWN Carlos Brown G. at Keeton Park

10. DOUG STRAWBRIDGE GolfTEC Upper Kirby, Houston

11. ERIK WAIT GolfTEC Frisco

12. TIM CUSICK PGA Coaching Center at PGA Frisco

13. ALAN HODDE Axis G. Academy, Cypress

14. JEFF BARTON Preston Trail G.C., Dallas

15. BRYAN GATHRIGHT Gathright G., Boerne

16. DEREK HOOPER Royal Oaks C.C., Houston

17. JOEY WUERTEMBERGER Texas Rangers G.C., Arlington


19. E.J. KIM Axis G. Academy, Cypress

20. MIKE RAY Cedar Creek G. Cse., San Antonio

21. BEN WILLMAN Axis G. Academy, Cypress

22. CHRISTY LONGFIELD Spanish Oaks G.C., Austin

23. DAVID OGRIN David Ogrin G. Academy, New Braunfels

24. JIM MURPHY Sugar Creek C.C., Sugar Land

25. RICK WOODSON Sherrill Park G. Cse., Richardson

26. SCOTT HAUSE Westwood G.C., Houston

27. ANDREW LEWIS Sherrill Park G. Cse., Richardson

28. CAMERON DOAN Preston Trail G.C., Dallas

29. DENNIS SALES Dennis Sales G., Argyle

30. JEFF ISLER Jeff Isler G., Southlake

31. JUSTIN POYNTER Texas Rangers G.C., Arlington

32. KENNETH MESIMER Lakeside C.C., Houston

33. MICHAEL MARTIN Leonard G. Links, Fort Worth

34. STEPHEN AUMOCK Gleneagles C.C., Plano

35. BILL MORETTI Moretti G., Austin


37. ROBERT SCOTT Royal Oaks C.C., Houston

38. BUCK MAYERS Escondido G. & Lake C., Horseshoe Bay

39. CASEY BARBEE Denton C.C.

40. GABE REYNOLDS Topgolf Dallas

41. THOMAS VALDEZ Oakmont C.C., Corinth

42. TROY DENTON Maridoe G.C., Carrollton

43. KAYLIN SKOVRON Jeff Isler G., Southlake

44. JACK DANESHMAND The Nelson G. & Sports Club, Irving


46. CARLOS SAINZ JR. The C. at Houston Oaks, Hockley

47. STEVE JOHNSON The G. Ranch, Richardson

48. HAL SUTTON Hal Sutton G. Academy, Houston

49. CHARLETON DECHERT First Tee of Fort Worth

50. GARRETT NOBLES WindRose G.C., Spring

1. TOMMY SHARP Salt Lake G. Academy, South Salt Lake

2. COREY BADGER Salt Lake G. Academy, South Salt Lake

3. DOUG ROBERTS Promontory C., Park City

4. JON PAUPORE Red Ledges, Heber City

5. RYAN HOLT River Oaks G. Cse., Salt Lake City

1. DAVID JANKOWSKI G. Garage Vermont, South Burlington

2. PETE WEATHERBY Manchester C.C.

1. ERIKA LARKIN (44) The C. at Creighton Farms, Aldie

2. MIKE MCGETRICK (46) Mike McGetrick G., Gainesville

3. CHRIS GEORGE Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg

4. ROB FAILES Boar’s Head Resort, Charlottesville

5. LEIGHANN ALBAUGH Magnolia Green G.C., Richmond

6. BILLY HOFFMAN Westwood C.C., Vienna

7. JON EISMAN Eisman G. Academy, Lorton

8. ADAM HARRELL 1757 G.C., Dulles

9. ERIC LAYTON C.C. of Virginia, Richmond

10. BRYAN JACKSON Hermitage C.C., Richmond

11. BILL FEDDER The C. at Glenmore, Charlottesville

12. ADAM SMITH C.C. of Virginia, Richmond

13. HUNTER BROWN Boar’s Head Resort, Charlottesville

14. ED GILL The Dominion C., Glen Allen

15. GAVIN PARKER Salisbury C.C., Midlothian

16. STEVE SLOTTERBACK Kinloch G.C., Manakin Sabot

17. ANDREW BREWER Bayville G.C., Virginia Beach

18. PETER EGAZARIAN Farmington C.C., Charlottesville

1. JEFF COSTON Jeff Coston G. Academy at Semiahmoo, Blaine

2. ERIN MENATH Erin Menath G., Redmond

3. CRAIG WELTY Skagit G. & C.C., Burlington

4. CHRIS GRIFFIN Griffin G., Sumner

5. TOM SOVAY The G.C. at Redmond Ridge, Redmond

6. RYAN YOUNG Chambers Bay Academy, University Place

7. RICK FEHR Rick Fehr Coaching, Newcastle

8. STEVE PRUGH Manito G. & C.C., Spokane

9. DEREK SIESSER Indian Canyon G. Cse., Spokane


11. JACK KELLY Glendale C.C., Bellevue

12. RANDY POTTER GolfTEC Spokane

13. KEITH BENNETT The G.C. at Newcastle



1. STEVEN COX Greenbrier G. Academy, White Sulphur Springs

2. JUSTIN BEARD Greenbrier Sporting C., White Sulphur Springs

1. MOLLY BRAID Westmoor C.C., Brookfield

2. DAVID ROESCH Storms G. Range, Brookfield

3. BRENT SNYDER Kilkarney Hills G. Cse., River Falls

4. JIM SCHUMAN Blue Mound G. & C.C., Wauwatosa

5. TRAVIS BECKER Ironworks G. Lab, Beloit


7. TIM BOEGH GolfTEC Madison

8. TODD GAMROTH GolfTEC Brookfield

9. JEFF KAISER TaylorMade Player Development Center, Madison


11. DENNIS TIZIANI TPC Wisconsin, Madison

12. CHUCK WOOD Oconomowoc G.C.

13. TODD WAGNER Kohler G. Academy

14. SUE SHAPCOTT Change G. Instruction, Madison

1. ANDREW NAVARRO The C. at 3 Creek, Jackson

2. CORY KINSINGER Shooting Star Jackson Hole G.C., Teton Village

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It is rare, but Masters Tournament rookie Eric Cole is hardly the first participant whose father preceded him at Augusta National Golf Club.

This is the 88 th  playing of the tournament, and Cole will be the 14 th  son to follow in his father’s footsteps. His dad, South African Bobby Cole, played in five Masters, the last one in 1978.

But none of the sons of former Masters participants who played in the tournament also had a mother who was a famous professional golfer, like Cole does.

In fact, when Cole won the PGA Tour rookie of year award last season, it came on the 50 th  anniversary that his mother, former Augustan Laura Baugh, was the LPGA Rookie of the year.

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“I think it's kind of a cool thing with my mom winning Rookie of the Year 50 years ago, kind of the 50th anniversary of that,” Cole said. “She won it when she was probably 18 or 19 if I had to guess.”

He was correct – she was 18. Cole was 35, making him the second-oldest rookie of the year on the PGA Tour; Todd Hamilton was 39 when he won it in 2004.

“Different path for me. But it’s just really special,” Cole said.

Eric’s dad, who is now 75, won 13 worldwide titles and once on the PGA Tour at the 1977 Buick Open. He held the honor of being the youngest British Amateur winner for 43 years. As a pro, he had top-three finishes in the 1974 PGA Championship and 1975 British Open.

His best Masters finish was a tie for 15 th  in 1975. He also played in 1967, 1972, 1976 and 1978.

High finishes are what Baugh was known for on the LPGA Tour.

Baugh, who turns 69 next month, started on tour in 1973 through 2000. She never won, but finished as a runner-up 10 times with a mind-boggling 70 top-10 finishes. She was among the most visible LPGA players through her TV and print ads for such products as Colgate’s Ultra Brite toothpaste and Wilson Golf.

Bobby Cole and Baugh married in 1980, divorced in 1985, remarried in 1987 and later divorced again. Their last child, Jamie Cole, is 26 and was born in the late 1990s. In all, they had seven children, starting with Eric.

Baugh and Jamie lived In Augusta from 2013 to late 2015, when Baugh ran a golf school in Evans.

Being the son of two accomplished professional golfers, which one impacted his game the most?

“I'd say probably my mom,” he said. “I spent a little more time playing with her growing up. But they've both helped a lot. Like at a younger age, as a junior, I played more with my mom and we kind of hit it similar distances. It's kind of like a learned a little bit more from her because of that.”

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When Eric was born in 1988, both parents were in the middle of their professional careers.

“I was always around them going to their tournaments and stuff from a young age. So I kind of saw what they did and thought that was something I wanted to do,” Eric said. “I've leaned on them for advice, whether it's golf course stuff or off-the-golf-course stuff, travel or where to play, what to do. So I've leaned on them a lot. They both have been an inspiration to me about how I kind of want to pursue this as my career.”

Eric started playing pro golf in 2009, becoming a dominant player on the minor league tours, winning 58 times.

“Anytime you win a tournament it's a good thing,” he said. “You can only beat the people you're playing against, so it feels good to win. You get a nice sense of satisfaction from it. It's something that translates, at least a little bit, on any stage.”

He never lost hope that he’d make it to the PGA Tour, especially with all his mini-tour victories.

“Yeah, I always wanted to play golf. I was pretty focused as a young person. I always wanted to do it. There was some doubt whether I was going to have any success there for a little while, but I always wanted to be a professional golfer. It's nice to be on the PGA Tour and on the biggest stage.”

He broke through in 2023, finishing in the top 30 of the Korn Ferry Tour money list in 2022.

“I played a lot of golf with guys who had success on tour, and when I would play with them at home or randomly throughout the year, I felt like my game stacked up pretty well,” Cole said. “I saw them having success, and it fueled me to think, 'If I just keep at it and doing what I'm doing, if I get the opportunity and end up getting there, I think that I can have success.'”

As a PGA Tour rookie last year, Cole had six-top five finishes, including runner-up finishes in the Honda Classic and the Zozo Championship. He was the only rookie to make it to the second round of the FedEx Cup playoff and the only rookie in the top 50 in the season-ending FedEx Cup standings.

As those high finishes piled up, his spot in the Official World Golf Ranking skyrocketed. From being ranked 384 th  at the start of 2023, he finished 39 th  at the end of the year, which is how he earned his spot in this year’s Masters.

During his time on the mini-tours, Cole became friends with Arnold Palmer through Sam Saunders, one of Palmer’s grandchildren. Saunders, who is a year older than Cole, played the PGA Tour in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. At times, Cole caddied for Saunders, even in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Through Saunders, Cole says he played at least 50 rounds of golf with Palmer at his home in Orlando, Fla. Fittingly, the rookie of the year title that Cole won last year is called the Arnold Palmer Award. Palmer, a four-time Masters champion, died in 2016.

“The most memorable thing to me was just spending time around him, hearing some of his old stories about traveling the tour back in the day and some of those stories had my dad in them, which I thought was really cool,” Cole said. “It's the little stuff like that that when I think about him and growing up kind of means the most to me.”

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I t's a tradition unlike any other, and it plays out every spring, when professional golfers gush over the pristine conditions at a storied tournament site. This year, though, the world's best players weren't going gaga over Augusta National . They were heaping praise on Memorial Park. Last week's host of the Texas Children's Houston Open could hardly be more different than the home of the Masters.

Where Augusta is private, with a boundless maintenance budget and a course that shutters throughout the summer, Memorial Park is a muni, open year-round, with green fees for locals that max out at $28. And yet to hear the rave reviews in Houston last week, you might have thought the players were referring to a certain course in Georgia.

How did Memorial Park, a bargain-priced track that logs upward of 50,000 rounds a year, manage to earn the kind of plaudits normally reserved for the game's most famously manicured venue?

Parker Henry, a longtime member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America , is the superintendent at Memorial Park. We asked him how he and his fellow city employees pulled it off.

A scheduling switch and an overseed

For the past three years, the tournament was held in the fall on a warm-season canvas of Bermuda grass. This year, though, the event was moved to the spring, when Bermuda is dormant. To prepare the course for elite competition, Henry and his team took a page from the Augusta National playbook and overseeded the course in the fall with cool-season rye. Overseeding is a resource-intensive and expensive process, but Henry and his team were strategic. They studied Google maps to see which areas were most in need, and, with help from the PGA Tour, they studied stats from the past three years to learn where errant shots tended to land. Only those areas and important playing corridors got overseeded. Then, to give the cool-season rye a chance to get established, Memorial Park closed down for three weeks in November.

The upside of dry weather

The past year was dry in Houston, which put additional strain on Memorial Park's turf. To protect the course during that trying period, management implemented a cart-path-only policy. "That was really a saving grace for us," Henry says. "Because it spared us a lot of the wear and tear from the 40,000 or so cart rounds we get a year."

Ramping up divot and ball-mark repair

Henry oversees a staff of 20 full-time city employees and 10 full-time contractors, a relatively large crew for a municipal course. But prepping for a tournament called for extra hands. In the months leading up to the event, with volunteers pitching in, Henry and his beefed-up maintenance team filled divots on tee boxes every day, and divots in the fairways twice a month. On the greens, meanwhile, they logged extra hours repairing pitch marks every seven to 10 days. They also top-dressed periodically with sand and seeded in areas that needed additional TLC.

Reconfiguring the tee sheet

Unlike Augusta, Memorial Park doesn't have the option of shutting down for prolonged stretches. But this year, it put some limits in place. Starting on March 1, four weeks before the competition kicked off, the course moved away from conventional tee times and instead offered a single shotgun start per day. Then, on Monday, March 18, one week before the pros arrived for practice rounds, the course shut down to public play. Not only did that give the turf a chance to recover from routine wear and tear, it also served as a safety measure, keeping the public clear of construction as tournament infrastructure was put in place.

Getting the greens up to speed

For a PGA Tour event, lightning-fast greens are pretty much required. But they aren't ideal for busy public play. For starters, tightly mown turf is more vulnerable to the wear and tear of heavy traffic. What's more, speedy putting surfaces are challenging for amateurs and can bog down the pace of play. Henry knew better than to try to get the greens ready overnight. His approach was slow and steady. "The focus was really on creating healthy turf," Henry says. With the robust putting surfaces established, Henry was able to ramp the green speeds gradually, starting about two weeks prior to the event. In that way, greens that ran roughly 10 to 10. 5 on the Stimpmeter for daily play were ready to be slicked up for tournament week, when the target speed was 12 on the Stimp.

Actions in the aftermath

In the wake of a big-time tournament event, everyone - and everything - needs a breather, turf included. The after day after this year's tournament was given over to a hasty tear-down of infrastructure, and the course was closed to public play. Tuesday was another day of respite. Regular public rounds did not resume til Wednesday. For Henry and his team, a top priority in the coming weeks is tending to the areas that took the heaviest beating during the event. "We'll start working on those high traffic areas and make sure the turf is ready to wake up as the weather warms," Henry says. Their work will also include extra care for shaded portions of the course where the turf might have been weak heading into the overseed. In the worse-worn of areas, Henry says, he and his crew might have to go so far as to lay down sod. "We just want to make sure that we get back to being fully Bermuda," Henry says. Until next fall, when the cycle of tournament prep will begin again.

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All About Tiger Woods' Daughter Sam Alexis Woods

Tiger Woods’ daughter may be following in his sporty footsteps

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Tiger Woods is tied for most PGA wins ever , has many ESPY Awards and was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, but his accomplishments pale in comparison to the pride he feels for his daughter, Sam Alexis Woods.

The professional golfer became a father for the first time when he welcomed Sam in June 2007, with ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Tiger had just finished second in the U.S. Open and immediately dove headfirst into parenthood.

“Our priorities are Sam. That’s the one priority. And you work it out from there,” he said in a press conference shortly after her birth. ”It was a dream come true for both Elin and myself."

The two-time Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year has learned a lot from becoming a parent, especially “ how to be more patient ,” as he told Jada Pinkett Smith during A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Lessons in 2021.

Though Sam was already a teen at the time, Tiger insisted that “she’s my little girl.” He added, “I don’t ever want [Sam] to leave home."

These days, Sam attends high school, plays varsity soccer and supports her dad on the green whenever she can — whether that be on the sidelines or acting as his caddie.

Here’s everything to know about Tiger Woods’ daughter, Sam Alexis Woods.

She was born in 2007

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Tiger and Nordegren welcomed Sam on June 18, 2007, in Orlando, Florida.

“This is truly a special time in our lives and we look forward to introducing Sam to our family and friends over the next few weeks,” the new dad wrote on his website. “We thank everyone for their well wishes and continued respect of our privacy.”

Just days earlier, Nordegren had been hospitalized while Tiger was playing in the U.S. Open.

“It wasn’t life-threatening or anything,” he explained. “Elin said, ‘There’s nothing you can do. So go out there and just get a "W." ' Well, came close ... It was not easy, because I wanted to be there.”

Tiger came in second in the competition and then immediately rushed to be by Nordegren’s side. “That night was infinitely more rewarding than any ‘W’ ever could have been,” he added.

Sam became a big sister on Feb. 8, 2009, when her parents welcomed her little brother Charlie Axel Woods .

Sam was named after her dad

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Sam's name is a nod to her dad, whose full name is Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods.

“My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger,” the ESPY Award winner said in a 2007 press conference. “I would ask him, 'Why don't you ever call me Tiger?' He says, 'Well, you look more like a Sam.’ “

"We wanted to have a name that would be meaningful to either side of the family, my side or Elin's side, because she was born [the day after] Father's Day,” he continued. “It just happened to fit.”

She is one of Tiger’s biggest supporters

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Sam has been by her dad's side for a long time — Tiger even handed her a golf club when she was only a few weeks old, although "she couldn't quite hold it” yet.

Fast toward, Sam was only 6 months old when she appeared at one of her dad’s competitions for the first time, and she was a fixture on the sidelines throughout her childhood — something that was extremely meaningful to her dad.

Reflecting on his own father’s health issues in 2015, Tiger expressed appreciation for his children’s support. The athlete touched on the heartfelt moment he shared with his dad after winning his first Masters in 1997 and what it meant to have his own daughter and son cheering him on.

“To now have come full circle and to have a chance to have my kids out there and be able to share that with them, it's special," he told ESPN .

“Sam, actually, she was there at the U.S. Open in 2008, but doesn't remember it,” he added. “It's nice to be able to share these things with my family, and it just means the world to me.”

Tiger was honest with Sam about his divorce

Tiger and Nordegren divorced in 2010 following the golfer's alleged extramarital affairs. The athlete has said he made sure to address his responsibility in the matter when speaking with his kids about it.

"I've taken the initiative with the kids, and told them up front, 'Guys, the reason why we're not in the same house, why we don't live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes,' " he told TIME magazine in 2015.

The former couple have worked well as co-parents, sharing custody of the kids and even becoming friends years after the split, an insider told PEOPLE.

“Tiger says really great things about Elin,” the source said in 2018. “He never complains about her, ever. He never says things like, ‘Oh, my ex is being unreasonable.’ On the contrary, he talks about her in glowing terms. They’re closer now than they were when they were married. The kids love them both .”

Sam honored her dad at his World Golf Hall of Fame induction

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Sam was a centerpiece on one of her father’s biggest days: his World Golf Hall of Fame induction in 2022. At the event, which occurred one year after Tiger’s car accident , his teen daughter gave his introduction speech.

"We didn't know if you'd come home with two legs or not,” she said. “Now, you're not only about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but you're standing here on your own two feet. This is why you deserve this. You're a fighter , you've defied the odds every time.”

The experience was especially touching for the pro golfer, who posted on Instagram to share his thanks and a family photo featuring his mom and now-ex-girlfriend Erica Herman .

“I feel so honored to have been inducted into the @golfhalloffame tonight,” he captioned it. “Having Sam introduce me and my family there watching, it made it even that more special.”

Sam is also an athlete

While Sam is more than happy to join her dad at his tournaments, she’s not as interested in playing golf herself.

“They’re keen into soccer,” Tiger told Golf.com in 2018 about both of his children. “If they want to play golf, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s fine, too. As long as they have a good time playing sports.”

He went on to share that he enjoyed playing the team sport with Sam and Charlie and had “a lot of fun” being able to “pass the ball around with them.”

“I get such a big kick out of watching them compete and play,” Tiger said. “It’s so much fun to see how happy and passionate they are about soccer.”

While son Charlie has changed course and is now following in his dad’s footsteps with golf , Sam is still committed to soccer, even playing on the varsity team at her high school.

She caddied for her dad

The teen supported her dad on the green in a new way in December 2023 when she took on the job of caddie at the PNC Championship's Pro-Am .

In a video shared by the PGA tour on Instagram , she could be seen smiling and chatting while cleaning off her dad’s clubs.

“For the first time, Sam Woods is caddying for her father today ❤️,” the PGA Tour captioned the clip.


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Jan. 4-7 _ The Sentry (Chris Kirk)

Jan. 11-14 _ Sony Open in Hawaii (Grayson Murray)

Jan. 18-21 _ The American Express (Nick Dunlap)

Jan. 24-27 _ Farmers Insurance Open (Matthieu Pavon)

Feb. 1-4 _ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Wyndham Clark)

Feb. 8-11 _ WM Phoenix Open (Nick Taylor)

Feb. 15-18 _ The Genesis Invitational (Hideki Matsuyama)

Feb. 22-25 _ Mexico Open at Vidanta (Jake Knapp)

Feb. 26 _ The Match IX (Rory McIlroy)

Feb. 29-March 4 _ Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Austin Eckroat)

March 7-10 _ Puerto Rico Open (Brice Garnett)

March 7-10 _ Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (Scottie Scheffler)

March 14-17 _ THE PLAYERS Championship (Scottie Scheffler)

March 21-24 _ Valspar Championship (Peter Malnati)

March 28-31 _ Texas Children’s Houston Open (Stephan Jaeger)

April 4-7 _ Valero Texas Open (Akshay Bhatia)

April 11-14 _ Masters Tournament, Augusta, Ga.

April 18-21 _ Corales Puntacana Championship, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

April 18-21 _ RBC Heritage, Hilton Head, S.C.

April 25-28 _ Zurich Classic of New Orleans, New Orleans

May 2-5 _ THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson, McKinney, Texas

May 9-12 _ Myrtle Beach Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

May 9-12 _ Wells Fargo Championship, Charlotte, N.C.

May 16-19 _ PGA Championship, Louisville, Ky.

May 23-26 _ Charles Schwab Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas

May 30-June 2 _ RBC Canadian Open, Hamilton, Ontario

June 6-9 _ the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, Dublin, Ohio

June 13-16 _ U.S. Open, Pinehurst, N.C.

June 20-23 _ Travelers Championship, Cromwell, Conn.

June 27-30 _ Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit

July 4-7 _ John Deere Classic, Silvis, Ill.

July 11-14 _ Genesis Scottish Open, Gullane, United Kingdom

July 11-14 _ Kentucky Championship, Nicholasville, Ky.

July 18-21 _ Barracuda Championship, Truckee, Calif.

July 18-21 _ The Open Championship, Troon, United Kingdom

July 25-28 _ 3M Open, Blaine, Minn.

Aug. 8-11 _ Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C.

Aug. 15-18 _ FedEx St. Jude Championship, Memphis, Tenn.

Aug. 22-25 _ BMW Championship, Castle Rock, Colo.

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 _ TOUR Championship, Atlanta

Sept. 12-15 _ Fortinet Championship, Napa, Calif.

Sept. 19-22 _ Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson, Miss.

Sept. 26-29 _ Presidents Cup, Montreal

Oct. 3-6 _ Black Desert Championship, Ivins, Utah

Oct. 10-13 _ Shriners Children’s Open, Las Vegas

Oct. 23-26 _ ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, Chiba, Japan

Oct. 31-Nov. 3 _ World Wide Technology Championship, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Nov. 14-17 _ Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Sandy’s Parrish, Bermuda

Nov. 21-24 _ The RSM Classic, Sea Island, Ga.

Dec. 5-8 _ Hero World Challenge, Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 13-15 _ Grant Thornton Invitational, Naples, Fla.

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Who pga tour players want to see on the next season of 'full swing' on netflix, share this article.

HOUSTON — Last year, Netflix released “Full Swing,” a docuseries that went behind the scenes of professional golf as the PGA Tour battled with the challenge posed by LIV Golf. Last month, the second season was released , and some new stars were born while others grew their stardom.

With the success of the first two seasons, Netflix has already started filming for a third season.

The show has done a good job of showcasing some PGA Tour players, like Joel Dahmen and his caddie Geno Bonnalie, while also giving a behind-the-curtain look at what day-to-day life is like during tournament week and what challenges Tour players face.

That got us thinking: who do players want to see get featured in future seasons, or who deserved to have their story told?

At the Texas Children’s Houston Open, we asked a handful of players who they wanted to see. Here’s what they said:

Sahith Theegala

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Sahith Theegala drives off the ninth green during the first round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

“Max (Homa) is the first guy who comes to mind. Just with everything he has gone through from the lows to now the highs, and he’s one of the most popular guys out here.

“Following someone on the Korn Ferry Tour or college would be iffy because I understand the show has to appeal to a wide audience, and that’s why a lot of times the stars are shown so much. And I don’t know if the audience, outside of the hardcore golf fans, can get behind someone who isn’t that well know yet or proven.

“I’d also like to see someone who struggled and doesn’t finish top 15 or 20. How about someone who is struggling to make a cut and keep their card and all of the stress that goes into that?”

Scottie Scheffler

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Scottie Scheffler walks to the second tee during the second round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

“I haven’t watched it.”

Joel Dahmen and Geno Bonnalie

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Joel Dahmen and his caddie Geno Bonnalie line up a shot on the 17th fairway during the first round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 01, 2023 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Dahmen : “I think there’s a lot of guys. Everyone has their own story, right? It’s hard. Sometimes people don’t do a very good job of telling it.”

Bonnalie : “Grayson Murray is probably one that we’re going to see, and he’s a good guy.”

Dahmen : “Grayson would be a great guy for it. He has battled some issues and came back to win.”

Bonnalie : “Guys who’ve had tough roads and unique jobs on the way, like Jake Knapp. Seems like a great guy. We need more stuff that they’re not going to ever show.”

Dahmen : “What about a guy like (David) Lipsky and all of his world travels? What if we actually got a real look at a weekend inside LIV?”

Bonnalie : “And the travel and all that jazz.”

“Anybody that would open up and let them in and give them access to everything they’ve been through. Like Joel said, it just depends on if you’re willing to tell your story, how it’s portrayed.”

Akshay Bhatia

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Akshay Bhatia drives off the eighth tee during the third round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

“I’d love to tell my story. I think I would be great for it.

“Max (Homa) would also be a good one. He’s also got a great story. Even someone like Aaron Baddeley would be good, with all of his kids and his career.”

Wyndham Clark

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Wyndham Clark hits out of the ninth bunker during the second round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

“I still haven’t watched it. I feel uncomfortable watching myself on TV, I don’t like hearing myself talk. And I also lived it, so I don’t know, I’ve just always kind of been always been weird watching myself. So I haven’t watched it, but I’ve heard some good feedback from friends and family and they really liked it.”

“I think there’s a bunch of up-and-coming good players that are coming out that I think is just great to showcase how college players and guys coming off the Korn Ferry Tour can come up to the big leagues and win and have a lot of success right away. So I would love to see some of those guys get their time on Netflix. And even someone, just came to mind, like Peter Malnati. He’s been out here for a long time and has been grinding and trying to keep his card every year and just broke out and won last week. Stories like that that I think helps grow our Tour, that it’s not just top players that people get to see, but we’re very deep out here. I think that would be great for golf.”

David Skinns

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David Skinns drives off the eighth tee during the third round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

“I haven’t watched, but I think a guy like Peter Malnati would be good. There’s a lot of good guys out here on Tour, and he’s one of them. He wins for the first time in a while, and a lot of people get to find out how good of a guy he is. There’s a lot of guys like that out here, but Peter is a great example.”

Keith Mitchell

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Keith Mitchell reacts on the 11th green during the first round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on March 28, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

“I don’t watch it, but if I think of someone, I will let you know.”

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First thing to say when looking at the difference between a Tour Pro and a PGA Pro is that the two are not mutually exclusive – a PGA Pro may often play as a Tour Pro, competing in the same events, and many Tour Pros are also PGA Pros.

But at both ends of the spectrum of what golf professionals do for work, there are clear differences in how your average Tour Pro and regular PGA Pro earn their coin.

Here, in a nutshell, is how the Tour Pro and PGA Pro ply their trades - 

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A Tour Pro or touring professional golfer predominantly aims to make their living by enjoying a successful competitive playing career. They focus their energies on getting everything they can from their games. The modern tour pro is an athlete who will spend every day trying to improve – practising golf, working on fitness , nutrition, mental strength … Exploring all avenues to give them a competitive edge.

Whether they compete at the very highest level – The PGA Tour, The DP World Tour, LPGA or LET circuits, or even the new LIV Golf tour – or at a lower level on a feeder tour or domestic circuit, their principal focus is winning golf tournaments, or at least finishing as high up on the final leaderboard as possible to earn prize money and status to get their name noticed by potential sponsors.

Across the globe there are thousands of Tour Pros, plying their trade on numerous circuits in each corner of the golfing globe. Those on the lower rungs of the ladder may be trying to climb upwards through the rankings to reach the loftier heights of the professional game – to play in those televised tournaments we see each week on the main pro Tours and even to make it into the Majors.

There will also be Tour Pros who play at a lower level and are content to stay at that level – In some cases being a bigger fish in a smaller pond can be more lucrative. The cost of playing on one of the main, international, professional tours is extremely high due to travel fees, hotels, food, caddies, insurance etc. and, if a Tour Pro doesn’t enjoy a level of success, they can easily spend more than they earn.

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Playing a circuit closer to home with lower prize funds is a more sensible financial set-up for many, given the far lower expenses incurred.

Tour Pros will supplement the prize money they earn with sponsorship money from golf manufacturers and businesses outside of golf. They will have a certain number of responsibilities each year through their sponsorship deals – to meet clients of their sponsor, to deal with the media, to use the right equipment and wear the correct badges/labels on the golf course.

At the highest level, these sponsorship deals will often earn the top players more money than they pick up in prizes. At a lower level, the sponsorship deals are often crucial to keep the journeying professional afloat.

PGA Professional

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A PGA Professional is a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association. To become a member of the association in this country one must undertake a three-year training programme which since 2003 has been a nationally recognised qualification – a Foundation Degree in Professional Golf.

You also have to obtain an Association of Sports Qualification’s Level 2 certificate in coaching golf, as well as attaining a first aid certificate, undergoing a background check and to have competed at a professional level to an agreed standard – it’s a highly regarded qualification and one that opens doors .

The options for a PGA Professional are wide ranging. These days, there’s a great deal more to choose from than the inaccurate old cliché of simply, “selling Mars bars in a shop.” PGA Professionals work in coaching, managing, retail, administration and manufacturing. From designing courses to coaching an elite player – there are hugely exciting options to explore.

There is also the opportunity to work all over the world – The PGA in the UK has 8,000 members, with 1,500 of these working internationally in more than 80 countries. The PGA of America has tens of thousands of members, with 20 of its PGA Pros earning a spot into the PGA Championship Major each year - that's how Michael Block skyrocketed to fame after his incredible T15th finish in 2023.

Michael Block on the 1st tee during the final round of the 2023 PGA Championship

Michael Block is the head pro at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California

The modern PGA Professional working at a golf club or facility has a raft of responsibilities that far exceed those of the traditional “club pro.” The role has transformed from that of a shopkeeper doing the odd repair job and giving an occasional lesson to one that’s far more dynamic with PGA Pros involved in at least some, if not all areas of golf club management as well as coaching, PR, finance, retail and sharing general golfing expertise in equipment, technique, Rules and golf technology.

Once a member of the PGA, it’s possible to progress up the ranks – from PGA Professional to PGA Advanced Professional, PGA Fellow Professional, PGA Advanced Fellow Professional, then, at the top of the pile – PGA Master Professional.

But, of course, most PGA Professionals are in the business because they love golf and there are many opportunities for PGA Pros to play the game competitively – there are PGA events in every region and, as qualified pros, they are able to enter qualifying for larger events and even tours. Ryder Cup players like Paul Lawrie and Ian Poulter began their careers as PGA assistant professionals and made their way into Tour golf.

The fundamental difference between a Tour Pro and a PGA Pro is a Tour Pro predominantly makes their living from playing the game, whereas a PGA Pro makes their living by using their knowledge of golf to instruct, manage, sell, make or promote within or around the game.

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What if every city had its own professional golf team? A definitive power ranking of U.S. golf hubs

Dylan Dethier

The PGA Tour’s U.S.-based pros have clustered together at an astonishing rate. Just five communities are home to  more than half  of the 228 Tour pros living stateside, leading to fascinating social dynamics when neighbors take on neighbors at events around the country.

So what if we took things to the next level? What if professional golf wasn’t comprised of individuals but region-based teams, and locals could root collectively for their pros-in-residence?

Here’s a look — scouting reports included — at the nation’s would-be top 11 teams, ranked from underdog to powerhouse.

Ground rules: Each player must have PGA Tour status and officially reside (based on Tour data) within 25 miles of his team’s city. Five players per team.

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California is the birthplace of 24 current Tour members (more than any other state) but is home to just 11 pros, and it’s not the bad weather that’s scaring people away. One major factor? The top state income tax in the country. Heck, we had to stretch our geographic rules just to put a full SoCal squad together.


35. Brendan Steele

131. Luke List

187. Aaron Wise

345. Cameron Tringale

1280. John Merrick

Avg. World Ranking: 395.6

Snubs: None, except geographically: Would-be team leaders Phil Mickelson and Xander Schauffele both live outside the required radius.

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10. AUGUSTA, GA. (5 pros in residence)

Bad news for this team: local pros aren’t given special invitations to the Masters.

31. Kevin Kisner

76. Wesley Bryan

135. Scott Brown

270 Vaughn Taylor

456. Matt Atkins

Avg. World Ranking: 193.6

Snubs: Augusta’s ringer-in-residence, (approx.) 200-time club champion Jeff Knox .

Scouting report: Vaughn Taylor is on the move — he was outside the top 300 entering this year! That’s about it for good news here.

9. HOUSTON, TEXAS: (6 pros in residence)

The biggest city on this list is an underdog nonetheless.

24. Patrick Reed

45. Jhonny Vegas

173. Chris Stroud

332. Michael Kim

367. Shawn Stefani

Avg. World Ranking: 188.2

Snubs: One particularly dark horse would be Jim Nantz, who played college golf at U of H and has been spending many nights practicing on his backyard par 3 .

Scouting report:  More like Who-ston, amiright? We don’t want to sell any team captained by Patrick Reed short, but Stroud, Kim, and Stefani will have their work cut out for them.

8. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (7 pros in residence)

The Queen City is a heck of a golf town that’s still searching for its alpha pro.

46. Webb Simpson

127. J. Kokrak

160. Harold Varner

169. Mackenzie Hughes

344. Seamus Power

Avg. World Ranking: 169.2

Snubs:  Carolina native and world No. 1,937 Steph Curry may be making a run for this team before long.

Scouting report: We like their chances at Quail Hollow. Besides that? Meh.

7. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA.  (12 pros in residence)

Ponte Vedra is home to Tour headquarters, TPC Sawgrass, and a decent crop of pros. Several have settled there from abroad, like Russell Knox (Scotland) David Lingmerth (Sweden) or Vijay Singh (Fiji), favoring the quieter atmosphere to the bustle of nearby Jacksonville.

58. Cameron Smith

85. Russell Knox

75. Billy Horschel

149. David  Lingmerth

​206. Sam Saunders

Average World Ranking:  114.6

Snubs:  We’ve set up this competition just a few years late for Vijay Singh, who still miraculously lives down the road from the organization he’s been  suing for years .

Scouting report:  An international medley that’s solid, if unspectacular, from top to bottom.

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No state income tax… Vegas, baby! This is an older crowd, but solid.

23. Charley Hoffman

70. Ryan Moore

95. Kevin Na

115. Scott Piercy

216. Alex Cejka

Avg. World Ranking: 103.8

Snubs:  Anthony Kim reportedly spends a fair amount of time in Vegas, and would certainly up the intrigue coming from this fivesome.

Scouting report: This is my underdog team. Stoic group of veterans with well-honed poker faces? Sign me up.

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3. Jordan Spieth

48. Si Woo Kim

91. Sung Kang

89. Bryson DeChambeau

138. Whee Kim

Average World Ranking: 73.8

Snubs: I’ll give you a hint:   He’s about to peg it in his first Tour event , and used to be the local team’s starting quarterback…

Scouting report: Two men from Texas and three more from South Korea comprise a streaky squad that could get hot at the right time. Si Woo Kim is the ultimate X-factor: if he brings the same game that got him a strong W at last year’s Players, you never know.

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Nineteen pros seems like a lot, but consider that in the pre-NetJets era, when Tour pros cared about commercial flights, Orlando was the hub for all things pro golf. Tiger lived there until 2011, fergodsakes! Now, the gated communities in the Disney burbs are home to a slightly aging but still talented demo.

12. Henrik Stenson

26. Gary Woodland

60. Ian Poulter

63. Charles Howell III

117. Bubba Watson

Avg. World Ranking: 55.6

Snubs:  If you haven’t seen the video evidence, Goofy is a hell of a player  and we hear he lives nearby.

Scouting report: An accomplished group, but getting grey! They’ve been on the scene since Orlando was cool. With Woodland getting hot at the right time, can the rest of the group play like it’s 2013?

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The Sea Island crowd is headlined by a low-key group of American Tour vets. These island lifers don’t seem so different from the Ponte Vedra Beach crew, who live comparable lifestyles just 100 miles south.

18. Matt Kuchar

21. Brian Harman

55. Zach Johnson

56. Patton Kizzire

99. Hudson Swafford

Avg. World Ranking:  49.8

Snubs:  Davis Love is the mayor around these parts and would be a reliable fill-in.

Scouting Report: Crafty, under-the radar bunch. Does anyone get less credit than the top three members of the Sea Island team?

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An unofficial entrant, just inserted to point out the ridiculous depth of the Jupiter crew.

16. Alex Noren

32. Daniel Berger

39. Patrick Cantlay

59. Peter Uihlein

64. Keegan Bradley

Avg. World Ranking:  42

Snubs:  Uhh, Tiger Woods comes to mind — not to mention our current president. Captain’s picks?

Scouting Report:  B Team?! This squad is stacked.

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Scottsdale, home of the fun fratty wreckage accompanying the Waste Management Phoenix Open, is an upscale suburb of Phoenix and boasts some high-caliber talent. A couple locals were in contention at this year’s Waste Management, including Reavie and Rahm.

2. Jon Rahm

17. Paul Casey

19. P. Perez

43. C. Reavie

61. J. Hahn

Avg. World Ranking: 28.4

Snubs: Kevin Streelman’s gettin’ hot!

Scouting report: Judging by the last few weeks, Chez Reavie is the hottest player in the game. Can Jon Rahm keep his engine from overheating and take Arizona to the top? We’re dying to find out.

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At any given time, five of the world’s top 10 could meet for dinner in about 15 minutes.

1. Dustin Johnson

4. Justin Thomas

7. Rickie Fowler

9. Brooks Koepka

10. Rory McIlroy

Avg. World Ranking: 6.2

Snubs:  Nobody should feel bad being left off this team.

Scouting report: What’s left to say? In a match pitting Jupiter vs. the world, Jupiter would be favored.

Now let’s make this happen.

Nelly Korda's win in Las Vegas marks four in a row.

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