Tyler Strafaci’s coronary heart has been within the Walker Cup earlier than he was even on the Walker Cup staff. Strafaci, who gained the North & South Amateur and the U.S. Amateur in 2020, did one thing his gifted grandfather, Frank Strafaci, by no means did. Frank gained the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1935, however by no means was chosen to symbolize the U.S. within the biennial matches towards Great Britain and Ireland.
His grandson can be a key a part of the matches at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, subsequent month. But after that?
Strafaci has revealed a date for his first pro begin. The former Georgia Tech participant will make his pro debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
“Amateur golf will always have a special place in my heart, and I am proud that I was able to continue in my family’s legacy in the amateur game. I am excited to cap my amateur career by representing my country at the 2021 Walker Cup,” Strafaci stated. “It has been my long-time goal to become a professional golfer and to chase my dream of being a full-time player on the PGA TOUR. I am thankful to the Salesmanship Club and AT&T for giving me the opportunity to make my first professional start. It is an honor to do so at an event that celebrates the life and legacy of Byron Nelson, especially given Mr. Nelson’s accomplishments on the course as well as everything he achieved as a humanitarian and advocate for the game.”
Strafaci, who can be represented by Fairwhay Management, can also be scheduled to play the Charles Schwab Challenge, the Memorial Tournament introduced by Nationwide and the U.S. Open within the coming weeks.
So far this spring, Strafaci has performed within the Farmers Insurance Open and the Masters, lacking the reduce in each tournaments.