2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Monday qualifiers, leaderboard (actually on Sunday)
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2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Monday qualifiers, leaderboard


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Arjun Atwal, Jordan Russell, Chip Deason and Garrett Osborn all earned spots in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic through the Monday qualifier -- actually played on Sunday.

Atwal and Russell shared medalist honors in the 18-hole event at Windyke Country Club in Memphis, Tenn., with 4-under 66.



This is the lone PGA Tour event to offer Monday qualifying on a Sunday, just in case players in the open qualifying event also compete in U.S. Open sectional qualifying on Monday (presumably in the Memphis-area sectional).

Deason and Osborn survived a 6-for-2 playoff after each firing 67, while Heath Slocum, Brendon Todd, Ben Wood and 56-year-old Jay Delsing came up short in the playoff.

You might remember Atwal, 44, as the last player to win a PGA Tour event after Monday qualifying, when he took the 2010 Wyndham Championship. His last official win came in the 2014 Dubai Open on the Asian Tour.

Russell is a former Texas A&M golfer who was a semifinalist at the 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills. He's making his PGA Tour debut, and he doesn't have status on any major tour.


The 32-year-old Osborn is making his eighth-career PGA Tour start, with his best a T-9 at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship, which also came after Monday qualifying. The University of Alabama-Birmingham product has two third-place finishes in 88 Web.com Tour starts. He also qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday, shooting 65-68 to qualify for his first major championship.

Deason, 42, has played in five career PGA Tour events and 20 Web.com Tour events.

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