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NEW ENGLAND GOLF MONTHLY

Celebrity Golfer:

JON CURRAN by Leigh MacKay

Jon Curran has certainly arrived in 2016, and next year he’ll really be going places. His best golf is yet to come. The Hopkinton, Mass, native completed his second year on the PGA TOUR and finished 66th in the FedExCup standings and 99th in the World Golf Rankings, winning $1,902,481 in prize money. He lost in a two-hole playoff at The Memorial to William McGirt, finished in the top 10 two other times, and made 19 of 30 cuts. Jon won three Web.com events in 2014 and finished 12th to earn his card, and in his first year on TOUR, he finished 113th in the FedExCup and earned $1,049,549. As a junior at Hopkinton High, Jon was the #1 player on The Hillers golf team that won the HS State Championship by more than 20 shots. The #2 player was a senior transfer from Woodstock CC, Vermont—Keegan Bradley—

who became great friends with Jon then and now, along with Brendan Steele, the three spend much of their time on TOUR together. Jon was the Mass Golf Association Junior POY from 2002-04 and was All-SEC and an AllAmerican at Vanderbilt in 2008-09. He turned pro in 2009 after graduation. A member of the Cleveland/Srixon staff, Jon is slight in stature at 5’ 9” and 165 pounds. His TOUR driving average is only 271 yards, but Keegan and Brendan call him “Jonny Wedge” for his incredibly accurate short game. Jon teamed with Keegan again this summer to win their second consecutive title at the CVS Health Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, defeating Bill Haas and host Billy Andrade in a playoff. I had the chance to chat with Jon at Keegan’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic at Woodstock CC the Monday before the DBC.

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