Tyler Strafaci’s heart has been in the Walker Cup before he was even on the Walker Cup team. Strafaci, who won the North & South Amateur and the U.S. Amateur in 2020, did something his talented grandfather, Frank Strafaci, never did. Frank won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1935, but never was selected to represent the U.S. in the biennial matches against Great Britain and Ireland.
His grandson will be a key part of the matches at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, next month. But after that?
Strafaci has revealed a date for his first pro start. The former Georgia Tech player will make his pro debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
“Amateur golf will always have a special place in my heart, and I am proud that I was able to continue in my family’s legacy in the amateur game. I am excited to cap my amateur career by representing my country at the 2021 Walker Cup,” Strafaci said. “It has been my long-time goal to become a professional golfer and to chase my dream of being a full-time player on the PGA TOUR. I am thankful to the Salesmanship Club and AT&T for giving me the opportunity to make my first professional start. It is an honor to do so at an event that celebrates the life and legacy of Byron Nelson, especially given Mr. Nelson’s accomplishments on the course as well as everything he achieved as a humanitarian and advocate for the game.”
Strafaci, who will be represented by Fairwhay Management, is also scheduled to play the Charles Schwab Challenge, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and the U.S. Open in the coming weeks.
So far this spring, Strafaci has played in the Farmers Insurance Open and the Masters, missing the cut in both tournaments.
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