Power Rankings: BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
May 15, 2018
By Kevin Prise, PGATOUR.COM
- Scott Langley is second on the money list and is trending nicely entering Greenville. (Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)
This week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is one of the Tour’s longest running and most unique stops, contested across three courses in the Greenville, South Carolina metroplex.
Host Thornblade Club is joined in this year’s rotation by Furman University Golf Club and The Cliffs Valley. Players will rotate among all three courses over Thursday-Saturday competition, with the final round contested at Thornblade Club.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am provides yet another twist via its pro-am format, as each professional pairs with an amateur partner for the first three days of competition.
The 10 lowest scoring pro-am teams and six lowest pro-celebrity teams will advance to the final round (as always, the low 65 professionals and ties will make the cut in the tournament proper).
Celebrities in this year’s field include NFL players Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Peterson, actors Ron Perlman and Alfonso Ribeiro, and Willie Robertson of the popular reality television show Duck Dynasty.
The celebrities will draw plenty of eyeballs, but the pros are the ones chasing spots in The 25 and resultant PGA TOUR cards for next season.
Here are 10 players to watch at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
1. Sungjae Im. Runner-up to Stephan Jaeger at last week’s Knoxville Open, our money leader shows no signs of slowing down.
2. Wyndham Clark. For the second straight event, the University of Oregon alum shot a back-nine 30 on Sunday to finish inside the top three.
3. Scott Langley. Second on the money list, the alum of The First Tee should be inspired to put in a good week alongside amateur partner Tip Price, the reigning Drive, Chip and Putt champion (10-11 division).
4. Jose de Jesus Rodriguez. The Mexico native took a well-deserved break following his United Leasing & Finance Championship win, and he’ll return to the Tour rejuvenated.
5. Joseph Bramlett. The Stanford alum has been a picture of consistency this season, making the cut in all seven starts, including four top-25s.
6. Dan McCarthy. The former Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit winner has made eight of nine cuts this season, with four straight top-30 finishes.
7. Rhein Gibson. The Aussie ranks second in total birdies this season, a trait that will served him well on courses that encourage aggressive play.
8. Cameron Davis. The up-and-coming Australian finished T4 at the Knoxville Open, moving to No. 62 on the money list and securing a strong position in future reshuffles.
9. Justin Hueber. The Jacksonville-area resident has recorded four top-30 finishes in his last six starts, moving to No. 25 on the money list as he chases his first TOUR card.
10. Mike Weir. Why not? The Canadian icon makes his first Web.com Tour start since 1993, as he strives to recapture the form that saw him win eight TOUR titles.