Aug. 10, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – Former Clemson All-Americans Lucas Glover, Jonathan Byrd and D.J. Trahan will compete in the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, GA starting Thursday.
This will tie for the most former Tigers to play in a PGA Championship. In 2006, Glover, Byrd and Charles Warren all competed in the PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club in Illinois. The record for the most former Tigers in a Major Championship was set last year when five former Tigers played in the US Open.
All three Clemson golfers will play in close proximity on Thursday and Friday as all three will play over four groupings. Glover will be in the 2:15 PM tee time on Thursday off the first hole, while Byrd will be in the 2:25 PM grouping and Trahan in the 2:45 PM group off of number-one.
Byrd is 18th on the PGA Tour money list this year with over $2.4 million. He has six top 25 finishes, including a victory at the season opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui and second-place finish at the Wells Fargo. Glover is 39th on the money list with nearly $1.6 million in earnings. He defeated Byrd in a playoff to win the Wells Fargo Invitational in Charlotte in May.
Glover had a 12th place finish in his last Major championship, the British Open and has the record for the best finish by a Clemson golfer at a PGA Championship. He finished fifth at Hazeltine Country Club in Minnesota that year.
Trahan has made the cut in two of his last four PGA Championships. He is 123rd on the PGA Tour money list so far this year with $549,035. He has made 13 cuts this year and has five top 25 finishes.
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