Jon Curran may be a rookie on the PGA TOUR but along with several other young players including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Jimmy Walker, Patrick Reed and others, the face of the PGA TOUR is changing. In fact, this week Curran stepped onto the main stage at the AT&T Byron Nelson championship in Irving Texas.
Curran, 28, from Hopkinton, MA was in the hunt all week over the waterlogged TPC Four Seasons Resort course looking for his first PGA TOUR win. He led after the second round firing a 29 on the back nine, (his ‘front’ side), closing the round 6 under 63.
As a rookie Jon came out of the gate last October finishing T-8th in the Fall Season’s opener, the Frys.Com Open. After missing the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open he finished T-54th at the McGladrey Classic followed by five missed cuts, 10th at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, cut, 71st at the Honda Classic then T-2nd after a five way play-off at the Puerto Rico Open ultimately won by Alex Cejka.
Making four cuts over the next six events brings us to the Byron Nelson event last week where Curran put together four solid rounds of 67, 63, 67, 68 to finish T-6th 12 under 265. He checked for $246,725, the biggest of his first season.
With fifteen events until the FedX Playoffs get underway, Curran is showing no signs of letting go of his PGA TOUR dance card. Looking at his statistics, as Jon’s putting improves so will his leaderboard position. He currently has an overall scoring average of 71.188 with 1,981 FedX Points as he draws closer to his first PGA TOUR victory.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?