Junior Tour alum Matthew Wolff backed up his amounting hype with his first PGA Tour victory at the 3M Open in early July. He needed an eagle on his closing hole to edge out Bryson DeChambeau and fellow alum Collin Morikawa by one. Wolff’s NCAA Individual Championship win and PGA Tour title in the same year, place him in the same group as Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw.
Three weeks late alum Collin Morikawa pulled off a victory of his own at the Barracuda Championship. Morikawa took the experience he gained from the 3M Open and was able to birdie four of his last five holes en route to victory. Morikawa won the Stableford formatted tournament by three points over Troy Merritt.