Six Former Tigers in PGA Tour Events this Week

Six Former Tigers in PGA Tour Events this Week

June 4, 2003

D.J. Trahan is one of six former Clemson golfers who will be playing in PGA Tour events this weekend. There will be three former Tigers in the PGA Tour’s FBR Capital Open at the TPC at Avenel in Potomac, MD, and three more at the Nationwide Tour’s LaSalle Bank Open at The Glen Club in Glenview, IL.

Trahan will be joined by former Tigers Jonathan Byrd and Danny Ellis at the TPC at Avenel. The 2003 senior who just led Clemson to the NCAA Championship last Friday, will begin his professional career Thursday at 1:39 PM. He is paired with James McLean and John Morgan. Earlier this week, Trahan failed to qualify for the US Open when he shot a 141 over 36 holes at a course in Chevy Chase, MD. Trahan is one of three players turning professional at this tournament. The others are former Georgia Tech star Troy Matteson and former Fresno State All-American Nick Watney.

Byrd has a 12:36 PM tee time on Thursday. He is coming off a 29th place finish at the Memorial last weekend. He enters this week 54th on the PGA Tour money list with nearly $600,000 in earnings in 2003. He has three top 10 finishes this year, including an eighth place finish at the Masters. Ellis will be playing his first PGA Tour event of the year after battling back problems. He missed the last half of last season due to back problems.

Kevin Johnson, Lucas Glover and Charles Warren all will be playing at the LaSalle Bank Open in Glenview, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The Nationwide Tour event in Virginia was rained out last week, so all three players should be well rested.

Several former Tigers are also competing on the NGA Hooters Tour. Notable include former U.S. Amateur Champion Chris Patton and Elliot Gealy, who heads the money list on the NGA Hooters Tour.

Tigers on Tour This Week

PGA Tee Times Thur. Fri
D.J. Trahan 1:39 PM 8:30 AM
Danny Ellis 1:48 PM 8:48 PM
Jonathan Byrd 12:36 PM 7:36 AM
Nationwide Tour Times Thursday Friday
Kevin Johnson 7:15 AM 12:10 PM
Lucas Glover 7:25 AM 12:20 PM
Charles Warren 12:50 PM 7:55 AM