Jacob Bridgeman Moves to No. 2 In PGA Tour Velocity Global Rankings

PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman continued his climb up the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking and is No. 2 this week after winning the ACC Championship. Bridgeman has posted five consecutive collegiate top-five finishes, including two wins, and in this span, he has improved from 14th to 2nd in the Velocity Global Ranking. In all, he has four victories on his PGA TOUR University resume, tied with 12th-rankedJackson Suber (Ole Miss) for most in the Class of 2022.

Bridgeman moved past No. 3 Logan McAllister (Oklahoma) and No. 4 RJ Manke(Washington), who are both playing their conference championships this week. Trent Phillips(Georgia) finished T5 at the SEC Championship and extended his slim lead over Cole Hammer (Texas) for the final spot in the top-five, while Pierceson Coody (Texas) remains No. 1 with a 161-point lead over Bridgeman.

Two other top-30 players posted wins last week in their teams’ regular-season finales. BYU’sCarson Lundell won the PING Cougar Classic and improved three spots to No. 28, and UC-Davis’ Thomas Hutchison won the El Macero Classic and improved two spots to No. 24.

Next Wednesday, May 4, the Velocity Global Ranking will include this week’s conference championship results, and the NCAA Division I Men’s Regional Selection Show will air on GOLF Channel at 4 p.m. ET. Players in the PGA TOUR University Class of 2022 must compete in an NCAA Regional to remain eligible to finish in the final Velocity Global Ranking. The six Regionals will be played May 16-18, and 81 teams will compete for 30 spots in the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club.

PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global

Velocity Global Ranking – Week 16/2022

Note: Each player’s complete PGA TOUR University record can be displayed by clicking the (+) icon in the far-right column on the Velocity Global Ranking website.

RankChangePlayerUniversityEventsPoints Average
1Pierceson CoodyTexas161307.1113
2+2Jacob BridgemanClemson181146.5267
3-1Logan McAllisterOklahoma191113.4874
4-1RJ MankeWashington181086.8378
5Trent PhillipsGeorgia191071.6042
6Cole HammerTexas241067.3988
7Alex FitzpatrickWake Forest181012.12
8Ryan HallSouth Carolina211010.69
9Joe HighsmithPepperdine22982.55
10Noah GoodwinSMU19973.5605
11+1Christopher GotterupOklahoma17964.8818
12-1Jackson SuberOle Miss18963.7406
13Aman GuptaOklahoma State15918.82
14Albin BergstromSouth Florida20899.119
15Cameron SiskArizona State22893.5205
16Sam ChoiNew Mexico19892.8326
17Joey VrzichPepperdine18892.1867

The Velocity Global Ranking is designed to identify the best college golfers based on winning, competitiveness and season-long performance. It is developed in partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking®, which ranks the top amateur golfers on the basis of their average performance in counting events, and it includes the final two years of competition in NCAA Division-I men’s golf tournaments (stroke play), official PGA TOUR tournaments and select DP World Tour events.

The Velocity Global Ranking is updated weekly on Wednesdays and announced on GOLF Channel’s Golf Today, and it will be finalized May 30, 2022, following the conclusion of stroke play at the NCAA D-I Men’s National Championship. The top five finishers will earn membership on Korn Ferry Tour and players finishing 6th through 15th will earn membership on a PGA TOUR international tour.

About PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global 

PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global rewards elite college players with access to Tours operated under the PGA TOUR umbrella, while upholding the principles and virtues of collegiate athletics. Introduced in 2020, the program strengthens and elevates the path to the PGA TOUR through the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR international tours. The Velocity Global Ranking will be featured on GOLF Channel each Wednesday on Golf Today and within weekly live tournament coverage, as well as across GOLF Channel and PGA TOUR digital platforms throughout the season. For more information, visit pgatour.com/university and follow PGA TOUR University on Twitter and Instagram (@PGATOURU). 

  

About Velocity Global 

Velocity Global accelerates the future of work beyond borders. Its global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience to employ any talent anywhere with just a click through its proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. As the largest global Employer of Record (also known as International PEO) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, more than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. The company offers additional services including Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across five continents. For more information visit velocityglobal.com.

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