Notable Portland Alumni

Portland Alumni on the PGA TOUR

Since 2014 the world’s best player’s have traveled to Portland in pursuit of their
PGA TOUR Card. Many of these players go on to immediate and sustained success on the PGA TOUR. Below are PGA TOUR stars whose paths led them through Portland.

Justin Thomas

  • 2014 Portland Alum
  • 2012 Haskins Award Winner as the nation’s best college golfer
  • Became the third youngest player in PGA TOUR to make a cut at the 2009 Wyndham Cup. He was 16
  • Back to back winner of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia



Smylie Kaufman

  • 2015 Portland Alum
  • 2016 Shriners Hospital for Children Open Champion
  • Played in the final pairing with Jordan Spieth at the 2016 Masters





Daniel Berger

  • 2014 Portland Alum
  • 2015 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
  • 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic Champion






Cody Gribble

  • 2016 Portland Alum
  • 2012 NCAA Champion at the University of Texas
  • 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship Winner






Harold Varner III

  • 2015 Portland Alum
  • “Bubble Boy” at the 2015 WinCo Foods Portland Open finishing 25th in “The 25” to secure his PGA TOUR Card
  • Became the first American since 1978 to win the Australian PGA Championship this year

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