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Trick-shot star Wesley Bryan earns battlefield promotion to PGA Tour

August 08, 2016

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Most golf fans know Wesley Bryan as a trick-shot performer. While there's no doubting his stunt artistry, Wesley is beginning to make a name for himself inside the ropes.

Bryan, a former player at the University of South Carolina, has enjoyed a prosperous campaign on the Tour, notching wins at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and El Bosque Mexico Championship and topping the circuit's earnings list heading into last week. He added to his bank account on Sunday, hitting a 194-yard approach to three feet on the second playoff hole to win the Digital Ally Open.

The victory earns Bryan a battlefield promotion to the PGA Tour for the rest of the season, becoming just the 11th golfer to achieve this honor.

"If you had flash-backed nine months ago and told me I was going to be in this position, there is no chance I was going to believe you," said Bryan afterwards.

Though the tour schedule has just two weeks left until the FedEx Cup begins, Bryan is fully exempt for the 2016-17 season.

"I didn't dream of being a trick-shot artist on YouTube," Bryan said. "I wanted to be a PGA Tour player so that's kind of when I put my head down and went to work."