Jesse Mueller wins PGA Professional Championship; 20 earn spots into PGA Championship
Jesse Mueller took a five-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Professional Championship and emerged victorious at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.
Mueller closed in 3-over 74 and finished at 10 under par, five clear of runners-up Michael Block (73) and Jared Jones (71).
Mueller, a 39-year-old Arizona State product who is the director of golf at Grand Canyon University, earned $60,000 and the Walter Hagen Cup. He was also one of 20 players in the field of PGA of America club professionals to earn a spot in next month’s PGA Championship.
This will be Mueller’s second major start. He tied for 51st in the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.
Here’s a look at the 20 players who qualified for Southern Hills, May 19-22 (* made via playoff):
Wyatt Worthington II