Profiles Of Bermudians Competing In PGA Tour

October 30, 2019

The Bermuda Championship PGA Tour organisers highlighted the five Bermudians in the field, including Daniel Augustus, Jarryd Dillas, Kenny Leseur, Michael Sims, and Dwayne Pearman, sharing some details surrounding their golfing experience, including the fact that Kenny Leseur — who is only 15-years-old — will be the fourth-youngest player ever to make a cut on the PGA Tour.

Daniel Augustus IV

  • Competing on sponsor exemption
  • Played Division II golf at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia before attending University of Georgia his senior year
  • Turned pro in 2010
  • Has won mini tour events in Florida

Jarryd Dillas

  • 34-year-old Bermuda native competing on a sponsor exemption
  • Former winner of Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play & Match Play titles
  • Played collegiately at University of Rhode Island and Columbus State University
  • Represented Bermuda at the World Amateur Team Championship multiple times

Kenny Leseur 

  • 15-year-old Bermudian competing on Sponsor Exemption
  • Attends the International Junior Golf Academy in Howey in the Hills, Florida
  • At least five players have competed on TOUR at a younger age since 2000 [Michelle Wie, Guan Tianlang, Andy Zhang, Lorens Chan, Tadd Fujikawa]
  • Would be the fourth-youngest player ever to make a cut on the PGA TOUR

Michael Sims

  • 40-year-old Bermudian turned professional in 2002
  • Poised to make PGA TOUR debut playing on a sponsor exemption
  • Owns five top-10 finishes in 111 career starts on the Korn Ferry Tour
  • Grew up in Bermuda playing junior golf; won the Bermuda Open at Port Royal Golf Club as a professional
  • Shot 59 in the second round of the 2012 Southern Open on the eGolf Professional Tour

Dwayne Pearman

  • 56-year-old from Bermuda turned professional in 1986 and will compete on a sponsor exemption
  • Multiple winner of Bermuda Open [2], Bermuda PGA Championship [13] and Bermuda PGA Matchplay [4]
  • Three World Cup appearances for Bermuda [Kapalua/1987, Grand Cypress/1990, Lake Nona/1993]

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