Two years in a row your Alabama Crimson Tide Men's Golf team has won the national championship. You could attribute this to Coach Seawell, you could attribute this to the facility and the brand that Alabama provides, or you could attribute this to the quality of player that this program has seen in previous years.
, Dicky Pride, Jason Bohn, Steve Lowery, and now a new wave of guys such as , Bobby Wyatt, Cory Whitsett, and others are striving to turn in their goals of becoming tour professionals.
After the conclusion of this year's PGA Tour and Web.com Tour season this past week, it can now be confirmed that both Bud Cauley andhave earned their tour cards for the 2014-2015 season.
Thomas, a guy who starred for Bama and then chose the Web.com tour route opposed to the PGA's sponsor exemption route, won a tournament this season and placed in the top-25 of the tour to earn his card. Cauley on the other hand competed in 19 PGA Tour events, finished tied-fourth at the Greenbrier Classic, and capped his season off with a win on the Web.com tour in the Hotel Fitness Championship.
The 2014-15 PGA Tour season will begin in less than three weeks (Oct. 9-12) at the Frys.com Open in California, where both Cauley and Thomas will most likely open their season in hopes of succeeding on the tour and retaining their card for many years to come.
In other Crimson Tide golf news, the Alabama team's season is underway as they turned in a successful T-1 finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate where Robby Shelton finished second and Dru Love -- son of major winner Davis Love III -- finished in the top-10.
Looking ahead for the Tide is a stint in Birmingham as they travel to Shoal Creek for the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament and then the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate which will take place in Vestavia.