When Jim Furyk pulled out of this week’s Tour Championship with a bum wrist, it caused a brief question regarding tee times, which are determined by the FedEx Cup standings.
But new pro Ollie Schniederjans was happy to help.
Furyk was paired with Hideki Matsuyama and their tee time is in the middle of Thursday’s first-round groupings. If Matsuyama were to play as a single he’d be forced to wait for twosomes ahead of him.
In order to aid Matsuyama’s pace of play, Schniederjans came to the rescue. The 22-year-old who turned pro after the British Open attended school near East Lake Golf Club at Georgia Tech and will play with Matsuyama as a marker.
Who will take Jim Furyk’s spot? Ollie Schniederjans will play as a marker tomorrow with Hideki Matsuyama. pic.twitter.com/f2EoznY0E8
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 23, 2015
Most amateurs are forced to wait years before they can advance to the Tour Championship, and while Schniederjans won’t be claiming any money from the event, he might look back and consider the experience priceless.