SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ladies and gentlemen, meet the inaugural PGA Tour University class.
On Monday evening after the completion of stroke play at the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club, 15 men’s collegiate golfers punched their tickets to professional golf.
The top-five players in the PGA Tour University standings – John Pak (Florida State), Davis Thompson (Georgia), Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State), Chun An Yu (Arizona State) and Garett Reband (Oklahoma) – receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning with the BMW Charity Pro-Am, June 10-13, through the conclusion of the regular season.
The following players who finished 6-15 in the standings receive Forme Tour membership beginning with the L&J Golf Championship, June 23-26 through the end of the regular season: Quade Cummins (Oklahoma), McClure Meissner (SMU), Michael Feagles (Illinois), Trevor Werbylo (Arizona), Jonathan Brightwell (Oklahoma), Puwit Anupansuebsai (San Diego State), Angus Flanagan (Minnesota), Alex Schaake (Iowa), Benjamin Shipp (NC State), Jovan Rebula (Auburn).
The program is designed to streamline the process for college players to advance to the professional level while also rewarding those who honor their college commitments. Players must play on the NCAA Division I level and complete a minimum of four years in college to be eligible for the PGA Tour University Ranking List.