Welch Opts Out of PGA Tour U Rankings, Could Mean Return to Oklahoma Next Year

Rhode Island’s Patrick Welch has opted out of the PGA Tour University Rankings for the remainder of this season. 

This could mean that Welch will be returning to Oklahoma next year for his extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the Covid Pandemic. 

“Because players can finish in the final top-15 of the Velocity Global Ranking only one time, they may opt out of the PGA TOUR University Class of 2022 if they intend to return to school and take their extra year of eligibility (granted by the NCAA due to COVID-19). Players must notify PGA TOUR University by April 15 if they wish to opt out of this season,” writes PGA Tour University. 

Patrick Welch PHOTO: Oklahoma

Welch was ranked 18th last week and within striking distance of a spot on one of the PGA Tour’s mini-tours. 

Chatfield Moves up 1 Spot 

Chatfield has been on the rise all spring season and this week was no different. 

Chatfield moved up one spot to #59 in the rankings behind Utah’s Blake Tomlinson and head of Kansas’ Callum Bruce. 

It has been a week or two since Chatfield and Notre Dame have played a tournament. 

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