The 2021 PGA Championship is right around the corner and the ‘Team of 20’ PGA Professionals competing will be looking forward to facing The Ocean Course head on at Kiawah.
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We're down to your final look at the ‘Team of 20’ members. Here the last five PGA Professionals who will be teeing it up this week.
PGA Life Member
Georgia PGA Section
Sonny Skinner will be making his fourth career start at the PGA Championship - his first since 2013. Skinner has a long and decorated professional career. He owns the most (6) PGA Professional/Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year Awards, with five Senior Player of the Year honors (2010-14) and the 2008 PGA Professional Player of the Year Award. Skinner also played on the PGA Tour in 1990, ‘92, ‘97, and ‘99 and in 120 career events, he made 47 cuts and finished in the top 25 seven times. He also competed in 304 Korn Ferry Tour events from 1990 through 2013, accumulating earnings of $609,207, making 147 cuts, and was a two-time winner (Shreveport Open, Richmond Open) and finished in the top 10 on 22 occasions. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 2018.
Somersett Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV
Northern California PGA Section
Smith is returning to the PGA Championship for the first time since 2013, this will be his third start. In 2019, he swept the Northern California PGA Section events, winning its Professional Championship, Senior Professional Championship, Match Play Championship and Stroke Play Championship. He finished 3rd in the 2017 Senior PGA Professional Championship and advanced to the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, where he shared the first-round lead with a 66. Smith played in the PGA TOUR’s 2012 Reno Tahoe Open, 2014 Barracuda Championship and the 2005 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He was also named 2016 Northern California PGA Section Professional of the Year.
Eagle Lake Golf Course, Roy, UT
Utah PGA Section
Summerhays earned his spot at his second PGA Championship in dramatic fashion. He parred the 72nd hole in the 2021 PGA Professional Championship to avert a playoff. He first ebuted in the PGA Championship in 2016 at Baltusrol and also competed in the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Golf is Sumerhays' genetics. He is the son of retired PGA Tour Champions member Bruce Summerhays, and the brother of Bruce Jr., who is a fellow PGA Professional. His sister, Carrie Roberts, played on the LPGA Tour and is currently the women’s golf coach at BYU. Summerhays' cousin is the PGA Tour’s Daniel Summerhays, while another cousin, Boyd Summerhays, is a former PGA Tour player and current instructor to the PGA Tour’s Tony Finau.
PGA Life Member
Southern Texas PGA Section
Omar Uresti returns to the PGA Championship for the fifth time, first time since 2018, after winning his second career PGA Professional Championship by three shots. He made the cut in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow (finished T-73rd), the first PGA Club Professional to make the cut since Brian Gaffney of Darien, Connecticut, in 2015. Uresti competed in six U.S. Opens. He also competed on the PGA Tour 1995 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2010 (played a total of 377 events on the PGA Tour, making 183 cuts and finishing in the top-10 on 14 occasions).
Sunnybrook Golf Club, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Philadelphia PGA Section
In his second career start in the PGA Professional Championship, Brett Walker earned his first entry into the PGA Championship. He also won the 2021 PGA Stroke Play Championship at PGA Golf Club. Walker played collegiately at New Mexico State, where he was part of the PGM Program.