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Illini Men’s Golf in the Pros | Jan. 22, 2024

Illini Men's Golf in the Pros | Jan. 22, 2024

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Four former Illini are in action across the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour, highlighting a busy week from California to the UAE for the Orange and Blue.  


Thomas Detry, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, and Nick Hardy are all set to compete at Torrey Pines this week for the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open.

Detry and fellow Belgian Dumont de Chassart are both in action again after teeing off at The American Express last week in La Quinta, Calif.

Hardy tees off for the third time in 2024 and is looking to advance to the weekend again after making the cut in his first two events of the year to finish tied for 47th at The Sentry before grabbing a tie for 42nd two weeks ago at the Sony Open in Hawai’i.

The Farmers Insurance Open is the third straight event for the rookie Dumont de Chassart, who how calls Jacksonville, Fla., home and was recently featured on exploring his new locale.


Another proud member of Illinois golf’s Belgium-to-Champaign tradition, Matthis Besard, tees off this week in the United Arab Emirates for the DP World Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship at Al Hamra Golf Course.  

Besard, who advanced through DP World Tour Qualifying School in November, will make his fourth start and his first since mid-December. He is in search of his second made cut following a T48 finish at the Alfred Dunhill Championship last month in South Africa.


Steve Stricker shot a 20-under 196 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai last week, opening the 2024 campaign with a third-place finish.

Stricker, the defending champion, finished five shots back of Steven Alker, but his third-place finish marked his  38th top-3 showing in 64 career PGA TOUR Champions events since 2017.


Brian Campbell recorded a top-20 finish at the The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club, which ran Sunday-Wednesday this week.

Campbell has now made the cut in back-to-back events in The Bahamas to…


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