Originally from the United States, Koepka began playing in Europe looking for his appeal after turning professional in view of his friend’s already competing there. He won three European Challenge Tour in 2013 and frequently participated in European Tour, recorded 318 yard on average driving distance and ranked No.1 in driving distance. Koepka attracted attention because his record beat Nicolas Colsaerts (played in DPT in 2012) and Alvaro Quiros (played in DPT in 2012) in European Tour who were known as long hitters. He is known as a reimported long hitter, so to speak, shifted his competing field to PGA tour, his mother country from 2015 after his first win in European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open in 2014. Koepka won his first PGA Tour event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February 2015 defeating Hideki Matsuyama. Attention will be drawn to his shot since the shot delivered from Koepka’s privileged body of 183 cm with 84 kg is said to surpass the shot of Tony Finau (played in DPT in 2015) described as a monster.
As a result of PGA Tour playing on a sponsor's exemption being good, Grillo earned to qualify Web.com Tour Finals. In the final game of the four games, he won the Web.com Tour Championship and got a card for the 2015-16 season’s PGA Tour. In two weeks, Grillo won the season-opening Frys.com Open beating Kevin Na in a sudden-death playoff. He became the first player to win in his first start as an official PGA Tour member since Russell Henley at the 2013 Sony Open. Being a representative of Argentina for Rio 2016 Olympics, Grillo was expected to win a medal especially after finishing third round in a tie for 4th place, but unfortunately, didn’t get it (finished in tie for 8th). Following week of U.S. Open was the Japan Golf Tour's ISPS Handa Global Cup in June. Grillo did not gain the first victory at the first play by losing playoff to Park Jun-won, but instead gave golf fans tremendous impression. Just recently Grillo won PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for the last season. Dunlop Phoenix Tournament will be the best chance for him to revenge a defeat.
A young hope who turned professional in 2013 and won the Web.com Tour in 2014, followed by his first victory on the PGA Tour by winning the CIMB Classic in the 2015-16 season. The Thomas family is an elite golf family continuing for three generations. His grandfather Paul has played in tournaments such as U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open. Also his father Mike is a Master Professional at Harmony Landing CC and has served as an official of the United States Golf Association for four years since 2007. Justin held a golf club when he was 18 months old and started to play in the game at the age of 6 under his father’s instruction. He was in 11th grade (16 years, 3 months, and 24 days) when he made the cut at the Wyndham Championship before proceeding to the University of Alabama. Thomas ranked first in the College Golf Ranking, and Jordan Spieth (played in DPT in 2014) was the second. The goal should be to first catch and surpass the same grader, rival, and friend Spieth who left college and became professional earlier than him.
His real name is Carter Smylie Kaufman, and the middle name, Smylie is the registered name. Smylie has a younger brother, Luckie who is two years younger and sometimes serves as a caddy. They were famous as Kaufman brothers of Smylie and Luckie since they were little. At the age of fifteen, he started a fund called "Kids vs Cancer" with his younger brother for a charity that helps children combat cancer. For that, the Kaufmans staged a golf marathon for how many holes can be taken in a day. Smylie sent approximately 1,000 letters seeking donations. They made 100 holes and raised $18,000. This event became bigger from the following year to other junior golfers and expanded to other places. In 2015-16 season, in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, although he started from 28th place and came from seven strokes back, he showed off and carded 61 to claim his maiden victory. At the Masters Tournament in April, Kaufman gathered attention playing in the last group during the final round, alongside Jordan Spieth (played in DPT in 2014).
Harold Varner Ⅲ, who was born in Ohio but grew up in North Carolina, won two consecutive North Carolina State Amateur Golf Championships during his high school years in 2007 and 2008 and played college golf at East Carolina University. He debuted as a pro-golfer at the Web.com Tour in 2012 and became the first African-American who earned the PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour. In 2015, he obtained his spot on the PGA Tour by finishing 25th on the Web.com Tour money list which qualified top 25 players to play at the PGA Tour. The margin between 25th and 26th was only US $943. His standout powerful swing measuring over 300 yards is given a great attention.
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