Thanks to JJ Killeen for sneaking back into a PGA event for the first time since 2015. Killeen, the self-titled West Texas Driving Range Pro for his job at 4ore Golf, qualified for the Valero Texas Open Five Under 67 on Monday after shooting to finish fourth in the qualifier at Comanche Trace. The tie meant Killeen would have to advance to a playoff in which he defeated Blake Elliot in the second hole of the playoff to win that week at TPC San Antonio.
This isn’t Killeen’s first or second PGA event, he’s had 34 career PGA Tour starts and made the cut 17 times. He achieved his best PGA result in 2012 at the True South Classic, where he finished 8th.
The former Coronado Mustang played his college golf at TCU, where he was named Conference USA Golfer of the Year in 2005 and played as the Horned Frog in 50 tournaments. Since then, Killeen has participated in more than 180 professional tournaments between the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour.
Killeen has had varying degrees of success on a professional level. His best season was in 2011 when he was named Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year, winning both the Cox Classic and Utah championships. Nails.
After Killeen qualified for the Valero Open, he apparently had an emergency press conference.
Killeen thanked his sponsors and hoped that this weekend he would make the cut to prove to his son that he actually had a job.
Speaking of cut, if Killeen can run a bit this weekend and wins the Valero Open, he’ll qualify for a small tournament called The Masters. Do you believe in miracles?
If you do, there are sports betting for entertainment purposes offering +5000 for a top 20 result for Killeen and +2000 for a top 10 result. For entertainment purposes only.
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