The Mylan Classic Is Set

On the eve of the Mylan Classic, there are several stories that are  front and center.   As I pounded for days to get a hold of a copy of the field for the tournament, I finally was given a copy.   And the name I wanted to see…showed up.   Ben Kohles will be on the grounds this week, trying to earn his automatic PGA tour card by snagging his 3rd victory in 4 tournaments.

Ben stormed out on to the scene winning his first two events.   He has an opportunity this week to gain his tour card just 4 tournaments into his Pro Golf Career.   Born in Texas, he is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia.   How recent you ask?    Well, this spring, he played in his last events.

After he left school, he went on and played in a couple of amateur events, which then led him to the tour.   He won his first event, The Nationwide’s Childrens Hospital Event.    He followed that up the following week with a victory at the Cox Classic.     His third event, he made the cut and finished at -8 par.   Though that was only good enough to net him a 60th place finish.    He was then given an opportunity to play in a PGA Tour event, the Wyndham Championship where he finished 70th, and made the cut again.

Another Player to watch this week will be Casey Wittenberg, who currently is ranked second on tour and all but guaranteed to finish in the Top 25.    The Top 25 earn their tour card automatically.   Though, starting next season, the top 25 will not be the only ones that move on.  It was announced that the will sport it’s own season ending final playoff.   And the top 50 will earn their card.

Some other names that may be familiar to golf fans this week, will be Lee Janzen, Jason Gore, Paul Stankowski, and Frank Lickliter II.   Once again, the Honorary Chairman for the Pittsburgh Area  tournament is none other than Arnold Palmer.

Here is the link for the Team Times.   I will be writing daily posts as the week unfolds.  You can follow me here or on Twitter  @sportsmonger and you can follow me on Facebook at Pittsburgh Sports Monger!





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