CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson rising senior Jacob Bridgeman is ranked 10th in the latest PGA Tour University Rankings for the 2021-22 season. Bridgeman was second-team All-American last year as a junior when he helped Clemson to the ACC Championship and a number-13 finish at the NCAA National Tournament.
Bridgeman finished with a 70.11 stroke average last year, second on the Clemson team behind Turk Pettit’s 69.84, but third best in Clemson history. The native of Inman, SC had a team best 13 rounds in the 60s, and 17 under-par rounds. He won two tournaments early in the season, the Camp Creek Seminole and the Palmetto. It marked the second straight year he won the Palmetto.
Through three years, Bridgeman is second in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 70.85. He has 12 top 10 finishes, 35 rounds in the 60s, and 45 under-par rounds, also top 10 figures. He ranked 14th in the final Golfweek rankings last year and was 10th in the nation in stroke average. In addition to his All-America honors last year, Bridgeman was named the ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s golf. He was All-ACC on the course and in the classroom.
The PGA TOUR University Ranking is designed to identify the best college golfers based on winning, competitiveness and season-long performance. It is developed in partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®) and ranked events include NCAA Division-I men’s golf tournaments and official PGA TOUR tournaments.
Players eligible for PGA TOUR University include NCAA Division-I golfers who complete a minimum of four years in college, or who complete three years and deliver intent and proof of early college graduation. Players may be eligible multiple seasons, but their eligibility ends after they finish a season in the top-15 of the final PGA TOUR University Ranking.
At the conclusion of the 2022 NCAA D-I Men’s National Championship, the top-15 players in the Class of 2022 will earn status on the Korn Ferry Tour or a PGA TOUR international tour.