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Russell to Make Debut at 101st PGA Championship This Week

May 15th, 2019

SPRING, TEXAS --- Casey Russell, PGA Head Professional at Golfcrest Country Club, will represent the Southern Texas PGA at the 101st PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, NY.

Russell, along with 19 other PGA Professionals, qualified for the Championship by placing in the top-20 at the 52nd PGA Professional Championship on May 1 at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina. He finished tied for eighth with a four-day total of 287.

This will mark his first appearance at the event and second on the PGA TOUR. His first appearance on the PGA TOUR was at the 2017 Valero Texas Open where he missed the cut by two strokes. Russell qualified for that event after winning the 2016 Southern Texas PGA Section Professional Championship.

Other PGA Members representing south Texas are Bronson Burgoon, Beau Hossler, and Patrick Reed as well as past champions Rich Beem (2002) and Jimmy Walker (2016).

Tee times for Rounds 1 & 2 can be found here.

Since its inception in 1916, the PGA Championship has evolved into one of the world’s premier sporting events. Each summer, one of the nation’s leading golf facilities hosts the game’s best professionals as they compete for the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy and a major championship title.

Thursday, May 16 -- TNT -- 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
Friday, May 17 -- TNT -- 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
Saturday, May 18 -- TNT -- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST; CBS -- 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Sunday, May 19 -- TNT -- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST; CBS -- 12:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m. CST

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