SPRINGFIELD, Mo – Dylan Wu will be representing his home city of Medford this fall as a member on the PGA TOUR.
The Saint Mary’s grad won his first Korn Ferry event at the Price Cutter Championship over the weekend. Despite a nearly three hour rain delay. he finished by two strokes with a score of 261, and won the top prize money of $108,000.
Wu, 25, says it felt like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders after winning the event.
“I’m excited to be playing out there this fall, I‘ve been dreaming about it ever since I was a kid,” Wu told NBC5. “I know there’s a lot of people back in Medford, rooting for me and yeah its pretty surreal.”
Wu played collegiate golf at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He tied for 31st in his US Open debut back in June, and said at the time said it would help him moving forward.
Wu currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He still has a few more events left and will compete in his first PGA TOUR event in September.
“To finally make it and to be at the highest level, is why I practice everyday,” Wu said. “This is just a small step and I hope to be out there for the next 25 plus years. I just want to keep getting better and to stay on the PGA TOUR for the rest of my life.”
Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]