Because of the Web.com Tour’s Playoff chase for 2017 TOUR exemptions, Greater Cleveland golf fans get to see a group of talented professionals that rival some mid-season PGA TOUR stops while touring world-famous Canterbury Golf Club — all for just $10!
Local favorite Ryan Armour of Silver Lake (pictured above) is in the field at Canterbury, having already earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2017 season via a 12th place finish on the 2016 web.com Tour money list. Armour broke through for his first career Web.com Tour title at the season-opening Panama Claro Championship, and the Ohio State Buckeye was one of the hottest players in golf through the early part of the year with five top-18 finishes in his first six starts. Armour is guaranteed to play a fourth PGA TOUR season in 2016-17, but he looks to better his exempt status position during these four weeks of Web.com Tour playoffs.
Also committed to play the DAP Championship this week at Canterbury are a number of past PGA TOUR winners. These are guys with names you’ll recognize, like Jonathan Byrd, 59-shooter Stuart Appleby, Camilo Villegas, Tim Herron, Brian Gay, D.A. Points, Rory Sabbatini, Mark Wilson, Will MacKenzie, Scott Stallings, Jason Gore, D.J. Trahan, and more.
Some other players that spectators will want to see out at Canterbury include 2015 U.S. Amateur Champion Bryson DeChambeau, he of the single-length clubs and Hogan hat; smiling Englishman Andrew “Beef” Johnston who is hot off a T3 finish on the European Tour; and trick-shot star Wesley Bryan who has proven he’s an all-around player with a three-wins promotion to the big TOUR this season.
Plus there will be a whole host of recent college superstars (yep, some former Kent State players) and young TOUR favorites who are champing at the bit to get out to the big-money show.
Northeast Ohio Golf will be on site at Canterbury on Friday and Saturday as well, talking to our current readers and welcoming new ones. More details on our location later in the week so you can come hang out with NEOHgolf.com and watch some great golf. Plus look for our DAP Championship Notebook Thursday – Saturday with news and notes covering the tournament as it relates to Northeast Ohio…