Jin Makes His­tory at Har­bour Town

HK Golfer - - Divots - Photo by Getty Im­ages/AFP

Although Cheng Jin hasn’t been able to make the cut at the RBC Her­itage, he has al­ready made his­tory. In the pre­vi­ous 48 ver­sions of the PGA Tour event at Har­bour Town Golf Links, a player from China has never made a start at the Pete Dye-Jack Nick­laus­col­lab­o­ra­tion. Jin, a 19-year-old from Bei­jing who is near­ing the com­ple­tion of his fresh­man year at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia ended that streak. Jin won the 2016 Play­ers Ama­teur in nearby Bluffton, South Carolina, and along with the big tro­phy came an in­vite to this tour­na­ment. Play­ing in a pro­fes­sional tour­na­ment is noth­ing new for Jin, who has played in 27 to­tal pro­fes­sional events as an ama­teur - the RBC Her­itage was his first pro event since en­rolling at USC in the fall of 2016, and, over­all, that was his sec­ond ca­reer PGA Tour start, his first com­ing at the 2016 Masters Tour­na­ment.

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