Only Georgia, at seven, will have more British Open alumni this weekend than the six in the state of Arizona.
But of course only ASU has the last two big winners Phil Mickelson (PGA) and Jon Rahm (US Open).
#The opening ?? #editorsnote pic.twitter.com/Q2PTg6R1P7
– Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) July 15, 2021
But another future Sun Devil will also compete with professionals.
Preston Summerhays – who signed with ASU last fall and will be a newcomer to the 2021-22 team in about a month – has secured a spot in the Barbasol championship of the PGA TOUR, which will take place this weekend.
Due to the heavy rain at the Keene Trace – Keene Run, the final round of the first Barbasol Junior Championship on July 1st was canceled. The tournament’s 36-hole results have been listed as official results, meaning that Summerhays of Scottsdale is the first champion of. was the event and received an exception in the Barbasol Championship of the PGA TOUR.
Summerhays ’11 -under 133, which gave him a six-stroke win, was as always. He has been considered one of the best junior golfers in the world in recent years, which was underscored by a win at the US Junior Amateur 2019 at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. He then took part in the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club, where he only missed the cut by three strokes and finished with a better 36-hole score than players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.
Within the special connection between @TonyFinauGolf and Preston Summerhays, son of Finau’s trainer Boyd.
The 18 year old Preston starts this week for the second time on the TOUR @BarbasolChamp. pic.twitter.com/xvuH6ixylS
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 13, 2021
In addition to Rahm and Mickelson, Matt Jones, Chan Kim, Paul Casey and Chez Reavie are also at the British Open.
Now that the tournament is official, we introduce our very first champion, Mr. Preston Summerhays!
He is the first player to win the Cullan Brown Trophy and will now compete in the Barbasol Championship of the PGA TOUR from July 15th to 18th.
Press release: https://t.co/h9mLqOvR14 pic.twitter.com/T3mNJTi4Ix
– Barbasol Junior Championship (@BarbasolJunior) July 1, 2021
Open tee times a bit confusing due to the time difference, this is Wed. / Thu. (PT)
Chan Kim – 10:46 PM @ Paul_Casey – 11:52 PM @ JonRahmpga – 1:58 PM
Chez Reavie – 2:42 a.m. @ mattjonesgolf – 6:37 a.m. @ PhilMickelson – 6:48 a.m.
(Also this photo was obviously after a bomb) pic.twitter.com/mXVIcagxp6
– Sun Devil Men’s Golf (@sundevilmgolf) July 14, 2021
Cant wait to get Preston Summerhays here in maroon and gold! Our friends at @statepresssport are doing a great job telling everyone why … https://t.co/ukoCLagvkZ @sundevilclub @JOXSports @AZGOLFassoc
– Sun Devil Men’s Golf (@sundevilmgolf) December 7, 2020