PGA Tour player Wesley Bryan finished 4th in this past weeks Genesis Open, after a great playing with rounds of 69, 69, 63 & 72. Wesley Bryan´s golf game career has extremely changed in the last couple years and now he stands as the 88th ranked player in the Fedex Cup.
Less than two years ago, Bryan was making trick-shot golf videos on YouTube with his brother, and occasionally competing in tournaments. A lot of trick shots, not enough putting. He was not doing what needed to be done in order to climb up the golf ladder.
Bryan was not in the place he wanted to be. He wanted to be on the PGA Tour, where every golfer’s dream lies. But with his wife at school he had to find a way to put food on the table, he said.
There are plenty of trick-shot artists in sports, but perhaps no group is as well known in the golf community as the Bryan Bros. Comprised of siblings Wesley and George, the duo became viral sensations in 2014 after creating a YouTube channel with some of the favorite golf-related stunts. Their popularity earned the brothers a spot on Golf Channel’s “Big Break” and soon they brought their antics to landmarks like St. Andrews and Sawgrass, while recruiting stars like Rory McIlroy to play along.
The Bryans make it to the PGA Tour
The Bryans are more than sorcerers with the sticks. George was a three-time All-American at South Carolina. Wesley is also a USC product.
The 26-year-old former South Carolina player became the 21st three-time winner in a season in tour history and the 11th to earn a three-victory promotion. Also the Louisiana Open and El Bosque Mexico winner, he is fully exempt on the 2016-17 PGA Tour.
After officially making it into the PGA Tour, on his debut tournament at the John Deere Classic, Wesley took the early lead after round two, with a very impressive first two rounds. He finished the tournament T8 with 14 under par total.
According to Wesley, trick-shot golf helped improve his game. “It definitely helps with creativity,” he said to Golf Digest in 2014. “I’ll have a tee shot and I’ll think if I threw the ball up and hit it, I’d have no problem hitting the fairway. If you can’t hit a fairway when the ball is just sitting there on a tee, you might as well go home.”