Only 4 PGA Monday qualifier winners… all for the first time in their careers

Since its inception in 1929, the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour has only had four Monday qualifier wins, a major upset in golf. This compares to three for the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, which began in 1950, until the recent case of Chanetee Wannasan (Thailand).

The first Monday qualifier winner on the PGA Tour was Kenny Knox (USA) at the 1986 Honda Classic. Fred Wordsworth (USA) repeated the feat at the Southern Open that same year. In the 57 years of the PGA Tour’s existence, the record had never been set before. For a while after that, there was no Monday qualifier winner.토토사이트

That’s because unseeded or low-priority players compete for the last remaining spots, which means they’re not as competitive as those who have already secured their spots.

But there are always surprises. At the 2010 Wyndham Championship, Arjun Atwal (India), who was widely recognized as the practice partner of the “Emperor of Golf” Tiger Woods (USA), won the event after qualifying on Monday. After Atwal, the history of Monday qualifying winners faded from golf fans’ memories for a while, until Corey Connors (Canada – pictured) reawakened it at the 2019 Valero Texas Open.

Coincidentally, all four Monday qualifier wins on the PGA Tour were the first of their respective players. Knox has since won two more, while Wordsworth and Connors have each lifted the trophy once more. Only Atwal left the PGA Tour without another victory.

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