Rookie Dream Come True…Derek Ernst Wins at Wells Fargo

by Jeff Skinner

Dreams come true on the PGA Tour and it happened today for a young rookie in only his ninth PGA Tour event.  David Ernst wasn’t even supposed to be in the Wells Fargo Championship.  After all, he was there as the fourth alternate and just got in when a host of golfers withdrew.  It was Freddie Jacobson’s withdrawal that put Ernst in the field.

He was playing with house money and the hose paid off big, to the tune of $1.2 million and full status on the PGA Tour through the 2015 season.  That’s not a bad haul for a kid that survived all four stages of Qualifying School to earn his card.  Maybe he’ll throw a little cash Freddie’s way.

Click here for Doug Ferguson’s take on Ernst and the Wells Fargo Championship.


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