As we continue through the summer, the Web.com tour (effectively the minor leagues to the PGA Tour) has seen some major success from a trio of Georgia Tech graduates — Ollie Schneiderjans, Richy Werenski, and Anders Albertson. Schneiderjans and Werenski have performed at a level that has them both in position to transfer to the PGA Tour next year, while Albertson is a single strong performance away from joining them. Should the trio officially make it to the Tour, they’d hardly be trail blazers -- they would join a legacy of Yellow Jackets golfers who have played on the sport’s biggest stage, including Matt Kuchar, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Tripp Isenhour, Roberto Castro, and of course the great Bobby Jones. Werenski and Schneiderjans are currently #2 and #3, respectively, on the Web.com Tour’s leaderboard for the season in terms of money earned, with a combined 5 top-2 finishes and 7 top-10 finishes between them. Albertson had a third-place finish back in April, but has missed the cut in 8 of 14 tournaments he’s played in. Schneiderjans (-3) finds himself tied for 40th after the first round of this weekend’s Lincoln Land Charity Championship, while Werenski (-1) and Albertson (+1) aren’t too far behind.
It’s a shame, but the four-day circus that is SEC Media Days officially came to an end yesterday. (Apologies to all circuses for associating them with such an event.) It didn’t end quietly, though, with the final day producing this particular gem from LSU RB and top Heisman candidate Leonard Fournette:
Leonard Fournette if this is his last year at LSU: “I enjoy college. Everything is free. I don’t have to pay for nothing”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 14, 2016
Interesting comments from one of the nation’s best players. What did he mean by such a comment? The world may never know.
As we approach the start of fall practice (still a few weeks away), Georgia Tech’s football players are hard at work getting into shape. That means intense early-morning workouts supervised by John Sisk’s Strength and Conditioning staff. Through the magic of social media, we get an occasional look at what’s going on in those workouts. This one, posted Wednesday morning, shows a boxing workout with LB Vic Alexander and LB Tre Jackson — and confirms that I’d never want any part of a fight involving either guy:
Wednesday morning Fight Club pic.twitter.com/s4FnmsPL17— GT Iron Jackets (@GTIRONJACKETS) July 13, 2016
The main event here, though? An offensive lineman weighing upwards of 350 pounds sprinting, while inadvertently padding the resume of whichever engineer designed the treadmill:
How do you get ready for down field blocks? Shamire Devine training at 10 mph pic.twitter.com/sPOzKyuUXi— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) July 13, 2016
Make no mistake -- these guys are working their tails off to get ready for this season.
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!