Former Golf Phenom Ty Tryon Makes Tour Event

There was a time when Ty Tryon was the next big thing in golf.


At 16-years of age, Tryon became the youngest player in 44 years to make the cut at a PGA Tour event when he made it to the weekend of the Honda Classic in 2001. Tryon turned pro shortly thereafter and got through Q-School at the age of 17 to great fanfare. 

That’s when he fell off the radar as he struggled with the Tour lifestyle. He made only 32 career starts on the PGA Tour with just one top-10 finish. He played on a medical exemption in 2003 but then lost his Tour card.

Tryon has popped up on Tour now and again including making the U.S. Opens in 2010 and 2011. He has not had a professional start in six years, until this week. 


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Tryon is back in the pro golf spotlight as the now-33-year-old qualified for his first sanctioned PGA Tour event in seven years on Monday.

Tryon shot a 67 on Monday to qualify for the Tour’s Savannah Golf Championship.  Tryon qualified for the event at the Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia by rebounding from a first-hole bogey to make four birdies of his next seven holes. His 67 was good for a five-way tie for second place with six qualifying spots available. 


Golf Digest recently did a profile story on Tryon, who became the poster boy for turning pro too young. 


The Savannah Golf Championship will begin on Thursday at Deer Creek Golf Course in Savannah.


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