Talk about a turn of events for Derek Ernst.
Coming to Charlotte, NC for the Wells Fargo Championship, he had to make a quick swap with the rental car to avoid 1 $1000 fee, made it in as the fourth alternate for the field and then wins the whole thing.
Ernst was a 22-year-old rookie who made it through traditional Q-School, ranked somewhere in the 1200's in the World Rankings and had only played in nine PGA Tour events. NOW he has qualified for The PLAYERS Championship this week, two World Golf Championships, the PGA Championship and the Masters next April. Oh and he pocketed $1.2M for winning, too.
His story will go down as a story of perseverance and triumph on the PGA Tour but hopefully his story doesn't fade away as a one and done on the Tour.
Back on the prowl
Woody Austin showed the young guys on the Web.com Tour a thing or two this week in Georgia, finishing tied for fifth at a rain shortened Stadion Classic played at the University of Georgia.
The win moved Austin from 194 on the money list to 65 - good moving considering he has only played five events.
Wichita State grad Ryan Spears is inside the Top-25 on the money list in six events played. He held the 18-hole lead two weeks ago, a great move in his rookie season on the Tour.
Awaiting their fate
Wichita State men's golf team finds out where they will play their NCAA Regional tournament Monday evening. The Shockers are coming off their SIXTH straight MVC title winning by a record 32 strokes last week.
Last season they were sent to Northern California but their season ended there.
Touring the world
Hope you enjoyed my review of Auburn Hills and MacDonald, two great courses that Wichita should be happy to have in their city limits.
Good thing for you (and for me) I'll keep this up all summer (and maybe fall) long. Send me suggestions and what else you would like to see in my blog. I'm doing it for you, help out why not?!