Four Former Tigers in Top 125 on PGA Tour

Four Former Tigers in Top 125 on PGA Tour

May 11, 2005

Former Clemson golfers Lucas Glover, Charles Warren, D.J. Trahan and Jonathan Byrd are all ranked in the top 116 on the PGA Tour money list this week. The top 125 golfers keep their Tour Card for the following year. Additionally, all four are ranked in the top 40 on tour in driving distance.

Glover is the top ranked former Clemson player on the money list with $808,273 for the 10 events he has played. He is currently 37th on the money list and is currently on pace to have the highest money list finish ever by a former Clemson golfer. The record is the 39th place finish by Jonathan Byrd during his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2002.

Glover already has five top 10 finishes this year, including a third-place at New Orleans two weeks ago when he won $319,000, most by a Tiger in an event this year. Only Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson have more top 10 finishes than Glover so far this year. The native of Greenville, SC also ranks seventh on tour in driving distance (298.0), is 10th in greens in regulation (69.8 percent), ranks eighth in eagles/hole, and is second in final round scoring average at 69.17.

Warren is 57th on the PGA Tour in money earned with $527,698. He has recorded five top 25 finishes this year, including an eighth-place finish at the FBR Open in February. He is currently eighth on the Tour in final round scoring average (69.56), stands fifth in total driving, 28th in total birdies (150) and 19th in greens in regulation (69.6 percent). He and Glover both finished in the top 10 at the BellSouth in Atlanta in April, the first time two former Clemson golfers finished in the top 10 at the same event.

D.J. Trahan has been playing very well of late, and has finished ninth in each of the last two PGA events. The former Tiger who led Clemson to the 2003 National Championship, finished ninth at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte last weekend and is now 76th n the money list with $407,361. He has won $311,500 over the last two weeks. Trahan is 31st on the tour in driving distance at 291.7 and is third on the tour in eagles/hole. He has made seven cuts in his 11 tournaments so far this year.

Byrd has made eight of 12 cuts this year and has a best finish of 13th at the Mercedes Championship in Hawaii in January. He is currently 39th on the tour in driving distance. Now in his fourth as a full-time member of the PGA Tour, Byrd has won over $4.2 million.

Byrd, Trahan and Warren are all slated to play at the EDS Byron Nelson Tournament in Irving, TX this weekend. Former Tiger All-American Danny Ellis will play in the Nationwide Tour’s Rheem Classic in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Tigers on Tour 2005