2018-2019 PGA Season

#1
Meyer, Hardy, and Langely are golfing in this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament in Las Vegas.
 
#2
Never mind. None of them made the cut to get to the weekend. I'm sure they will try again next weekend.
 
#3
Los Angeles, CA
Here are some news items I found:

- Guthrie made it past the second stage of Q-School to qualify for next month's final stage. Luke will have conditional status on the Web.com tour, but is looking to improve on that (meaning easier to qualify for tournaments).
- Hardy came up short by 2 strokes in his Q-School event, so he'll have to wait another year to try for his Web.com card. Since he has no status on any tour, I'll be curious to see if he tries to qualify for individual tournaments or moves to a third-tier tour (i.e. Canadian Tour, where Charlie Danielson played a couple years back).
- Meyer posted a T7 at Sanderson Farms a few weeks back playing on a sponsor's exemption. I'm hoping he plays more Tour events soon, he seems very comfortable out there.
- Langley made the cut in Mexico, while Points missed on his first event of the season.
- Last but definitely not least: Detry posted two T3 finishes in the past couple months in Europe, the latter against an impressive field. He is currently T3 in South Africa, 3 strokes behind Sergio Garcia. Final round will be on Golf Channel tomorrow morning (early). Good luck Thomas!
 
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#5
Los Angeles, CA
Strong showing so far for Team Belgium (Pieters/Detry) in the World Cup of Golf, tied for the lead with Team Korea. Round three coverage begins tonight at 7pm CST (Saturday in Australia). How awesome would it be to see an all-Illini team pull it off...
 
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#8
Los Angeles, CA
Team Belgium now up by 5 strokes (!) after round 3 behind a 63 in best ball (low score of the day for all teams). Final round is alternate shot. Finish strong guys!

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#12
Los Angeles, CA
Pieters/Detry might be a formidable duo for Team Europe in future Ryder Cups. They seem to play REALLY well together, which definitely is no surprise.

Pieters seems to be rallying after a tough year - played well in the PGA Championship as well as the fall Euro events. Detry had a strong fall as well, and has a good shot to win his first pro event in the near future. Both could be in for a big 2019.
 
#13
And the U of I was mentioned in the telecast! Two guys from Belgium, two Illini, two Thomases! And me, a duffer, who is also a Thomas! Not from Belgium. I'm
from DeKalb, Illinois, not DeKalb, Belgium. But I like the Thomas thing.
 
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#14
Excellent finish to Team Illini down under!! Hopefully this will be the first of many first place finishes for our golfing alumni.