The top ranked amateur in the world is no more.
No, Curtis Luck didn’t quit the game, the decorated Australian announced he is taking his talents to the pro circuit.
Two weeks removed from making the cut at the Masters and finishing in a tie for 46th, the reigning U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur champ will have his first chance at cashing a paycheck this week at the Valero Texas Open.
“I’ve been playing golf 10 years now, so I guess it’s been a long time coming to be and turning professional,” Luck told reporters at TPC San Antonio, site of this week’s event. “It’s going to be a great week this week to be able to say I could potentially make some money. I’ve had a really big six months. I’ve played basically professional golf purely for the last four months in particular.”
The decorated amateur will be outfitted by Callaway and playing their clubs this week. He will have seven sponsor invites (six left after using one at Bay Hill) at his disposal as he tries to earn his PGA Tour card for the remainder of this year and next year. In addition, as a result of his U.S. Amateur wins, he will be in the field at both the Memorial and Quicken Loans National.
“Scheduling just seems like it’s crucial to get right,” Luck said. “You don’t ever want to be going into an event feeling like the best you can do is make a cut. You’re out here to obviously chase wins and climb up the leaderboard as much as you can.”