Alumni on Tour: February 15
Tracy's wild finish, two Monday Qualifiers and more
February 15, 2017
By Brian Decker, PGATOUR.COM
Mackenzie Tour alumni from plenty of different generations are on the course this week, teeing it up on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. Below is a list of alums in the field, followed by alumni in the news and five to keep an eye on this week.
ALUMNI IN THE FIELD (* = 2013-present alumni)
PGA TOUR | Genesis Open
Graham DeLaet, Kevin Dougherty*, Ken Duke, Tony Finau*, Jonathan Garrick*, Adam Hadwin, James Hahn, David Hearm, Mark Hubbard*, Mackenzie Hughes*, Steve Marino, Troy Merritt, Bryce Molder, Pat Perez, Brendan Steele, Nick Taylor*, Jimmy Walker, Nick Watney
Web.com Tour | Panama Claro Championship
Paul Barjon*, Erik Barnes*, John Chin*, Albin Choi*, Erik Compton, Corey Conners*, Vince Covello*, Joel Dahmen*, Samuel Del Val*, James Driscoll, Greg Eason*, Bobby Gates, Talor Gooch*, Brandon Harkins*, Matt Harmon*, Scott Harrington, Tom Hoge, Alex Kang*, Michael Letzig*, Adam Long*, Tim Madigan*, John Malingen, Dan McCarthy*, Daniel Miernicki*, Jason Millard*, Taylor Moore*, Seth Reeves*, Sam Ryder*, Brady Schnell*, Justin Shin*, Conrad Shindler*, Ben Silverman*, David Skinns*, Roger Sloan*, Byron Smith*, Sepp Straka*, Adam Svensson*, Ben Taylor*, Ethan Tracy*, Willy Wilcox, Kyle Wilshire*, Cameron Wilson*, Aaron Wise*, Chris Worrell*, Greg Yates*, Ryan Yip*
IN THE NEWS
TRACY COMES UP CLUTCH: Ethan Tracy was solid if unspectacular in his two seasons on the Mackenzie Tour, with six top-10 finishes in 18 starts in 2015 and 2016. His first Web.com Tour win, however, was the very definition of spectacular, thanks to a hole-out eagle at the 72nd hole, leading to a playoff win.
HUGHES AND TAYLOR MATCH WEEKS AT PEBBLE: Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor not only shared a T10 finish last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The shot the exact same score each day, playing together on Sunday to earn hard-earned FedExCup Points. It was Hughes' second top-10 of the season after his win at The RSM Classic, and Taylor's first of the 2016-17 campaign.
Two Canadians with matching weeks at Pebble Beach 🇨🇦— Mackenzie Tour (@PGATOURCanada) February 12, 2017
Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes shot rounds of 70-70-68-71 and finished T10. pic.twitter.com/ezKEvsQvob
DOUGHERTY AND GARRICK EARN A SHOT THIS WEEK: California residents and 2016 Mackenzie Tour members Kevin Dougherty and Jonathan Garrick will get a shot at the big time this week after Monday Qualifying for the Genesis Open this week.
FIVE TO WATCH: Below are five Mackenzie Tour alums to watch for this week at the Genesis Open and Panama Claro Championship.
MACKENZIE HUGHES: Hughes has some past history at Riviera, having concluded his collegiate career there in 2012 by leading Kent State to the match play portion of the event.
COREY CONNERS: Conners narrowly missed out on a third consecutive top-10 finish to open the Web.com Tour season, but still ranks 9th in The 25 through three events.
BRANDON HARKINS: The 2013 Great Waterway Classic runner-up held a four stroke lead on Sunday but fell one stroke short of a playoff. He'll look to get back after a chance to win this week in Panama.
NICK TAYLOR: Coming off his first top-10 of the season, Taylor now ranks 71st in the FedExCup. For the first time since his win at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship, he's playing to retain his PGA TOUR Card, and looks to be well on track.
ADAM HADWIN: Mr. 59 looks to add a third straight top-25 at Riviera to his resume. He's finished T22 and T16 in his first two starts there the last two years.