96 Players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour are exempt for the 2022 PGA Tour or Korn Ferry Tour
Congratulations to players with MLGT experience having success at the next level
Thursday, December 9, 2021

JUPITER, Fla. - The Minor League Golf Tour would like to congratulate players who have kept their skills sharp by competing on the MLGT and taken them to the next level.

Listed below are 70 players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour and have earned playing privileges on the Korn Ferry Tour for 2022. Levels of status differ based upon how they are currently ranked.

Dan McCarthy - Syracuse, NY
Eric Cole - Orlando, FL
David Kocher - Charlotte, NC
Evan Harmeling - North Reading, MA
Steve LeBrun - West Palm Beach, FL
Kristoffer Ventura - Norway
Tom Lewis - Welwyn, London
Ben Silverman - Thornhill, Ontario
Billy Kennerly - Alpharetta, GA
Brandon Matthews - Dupont, PA
James Driscoll - Brookline, MA
Max Greyserman - Millburn, NJ
Erik Compton - Miami, FL
MJ Maguire - St. Petersburg, FL
George Cunningham - Lucas, TX
Nicholas Thompson - Coral Springs, FL
Michael Visacki - Sarasota, FL
Stuart MacDonald - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Richard S. Johnson - Stockholm, Sweden
Will Wilcox - Birmingham, AL
Steven Wheatcroft - Washington, PA
Fran Quinn - Holden, MA
Brian Richey - Lakeland, FL
TJ Vogel - Cooper City, FL
Chase Wright - Muncie, IN
Ben Griffin - Chapel Hill, NC
Akshay Bhatia - Los Angeles, CA
Edward Loar - Rockwell, TX
Andrew Kozan - West Palm Beach, FL
Chris Wilson - Columbus, OH
Piri Borja - Coral Springs, FL
Scott Langley - Singer Island, FL
Andrew Svoboda - New Rochelle, NY
John VanDerLaan - Southbury, CT
AJ Crouch - Jacksonville, FL
Nicolas Echavarria - Medellin, Colombia
Taylor Dickson - Gastonia, NC
Ryan McCormick - Middletown, NJ
Shad Tuten - Augusta, GA
Ben Taylor - London, England
Conner Godsey - Rogersville, AL
Patrick Cover - Cornelius, NC
Tano Goya - Argentina
Peyton White - Charlotte, NC
Jon Curran - Jupiter, FL
Sam Saunders - Orlando, FL
Charles Danielson - Osceola, WI
Rob Oppenheim - Andover, MA
Matt Organisak - Sudbury, MA
Blake Dyer - St. Petersburg, FL
Steve Marino - Altus, OK
Drew Nesbitt - Toronto, Onario, Canada
Brad Miller - Timonium, MD
Michael Johnson - Ambler, PA
Marcelo Rozo - Bogota, Colombia
Alex Weiss - Pickerington, OH
Jamie Lovemark - Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tom Lovelady - Birmingham, AL
Chandler Blanchet - Gainesville, FL
Albin Choi - Toronto, Canada
Leandro Marelli - Casilda, Argentina
James Nicholas - Scarsdale, NY
Jared Sawada - Mililani, HI
Jay Card - Shelter Island, NY
Tee-K Kelly - Wheaton, IL
Bryce Emory - Aurora, IL
Nyasha Mauchaza - Port Saint Lucie, FL
David Wetterich - Cincinnati, OH
Ivan Ramirez - Colombia
Derek Fathauer - Jenson Beach, FL

Kristopher Ventura

Kristopher Ventura has won twice on the MLGT including the 2019 Sunshine State Classic and the $8k first place check. He lost his playing privelages on the PGA Tour and looks to have a good year on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022 to regain his PGA Tour card for 2023.

Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy has won 50 times including 3 Majors and has earned $177,138 on the MLGT. Dan won a record 4 times on the PGA Tour Canada in 2016 to win the Order of Merit and earn full status on the Korn Ferry Tour for 2017. He's kept his card for the past 4 seasons and broke through and won the Savannah Golf Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019 and narrowly missed eanring a PGA Tour card for 2020. He is on a mission to finish top 25 in 2022 and earn a PGA Tour card for 2023.

Eric Cole

Eric Cole has won 54 times and earned $173,512 on the MLGT. His most recent win coming at the 2021 MLGT Tour Championship at Abacoa Golf Club. Cole had a few top 10 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour last year but not enough to keep his card. He went back to Q-School and finished T29 at final stage to regain guarenteed starts in 2022.

Brandon Matthews

Brandon Matthews has only won once on the MLGT but he made it count taking home the trophy and $10k at 2020 Major III on the Champ course at PGA National. Matthews won the order of merit on the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica in 2021 earning his Korn Ferry Tour card for 2022.

Listed below are 26 players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour and have earned playing privileges on the PGA Tour for 2022. Levels of status differ based upon how they are currently ranked.

Brooks Koepka - Lake Worth, FL
Bo Hoag - Columbus, OH
Adam Svensson - Surrey, British Columbia Canada
Brandon Hagy - Westlake Village, CA
Adam Long - St. Louis, MO
Taylor Pendrith - Ontario, Canada
Ryan Armour - Jupiter, FL
Tyler McCumber - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Lanto Griffin - Blacksburg, VA
Vincent Whaley - Atlanta, GA
Brian Stuard - Jackson, MI
Daniel Berger - Jupiter, FL
Keegan Bradley - Woodstock, VT
Morgan Hoffman - Franklin Lakes, NJ
Jared Wolfe - Louisville, KY
Vince Covello - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Curtis Thompson - Coral Springs, FL
Shane Lowry - Republic of Ireland
Kevin Tway - Edmond, OK
Denny McCarthy - Rockville, MD
Sam Ryder - Longwood, FL
Richy Werenski - South Hadley, MA
Peter Uihlein - Mattapoisett, MA
Stephan Jaeger - Munich, Germany
Cameron Young - Jupiter, FL
Corey Conners - Listowel, Ontario Canada

Bo Hoag

Bo Hoag has 11 wins on the MLGT including 2015 Major III. He has one win on the Korn Ferry Tour at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. He narrowly missed keeping his full PGA Tour card for 2022 but has conditional status and look to make the most of his opportunites when he gets them.

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka won 4 times in 8 starts on the MLGT including the 2012 Minor League Golf Tour Championship. Brooks has 8 PGA Tour wins including 4 Major Championships; 2017 and 2018 US Open and 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship. He is a former #1 player in the world and looks to regain that position.

Curtis Thompson

Curtis Thompson has won 4 times on the MLGT in only 19 starts. He broke through in the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour season winning the Evans Scholars Invitational which led to him earning a PGA Tour card for 2022.

Ryan Armour

Ryan Armour has won 8 times on the Minor League Golf Tour and was a member of the PGA Tour in 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ryan also played the Korn Ferry Tour in 2004-2006, 2009-2012, and 2014. Ryan won the 2016 Korn Ferry Panama Claro Championship which helped him re-gain his PGA Tour status in 2017. He then went on to win the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2017 and has kept his PGA Tour card ever since.

The Minor League Golf Tour would like to congratulate all these players and wish them the best of luck in 2022!


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