“The Q at Myrtle Beach” Delivers High Drama, Unforgettable Comeback

The results of “The Q at Myrtle Beach,” a 16-man, 18-hole shootout to determine who earned a spot in the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic, were a closely guarded secret, but the wait to see if golf’s best Youtubers could outplay aspiring pros is over.

A 90-minute, documentary style video chronicling “The Q at Myrtle Beach,” which featured eight of golf’s most popular content creators and eight aspiring pros, debuted April 23 at 1:00 p.m. on Play Golf Myrtle Beach’s YouTube page, and the event delivered heart pounding drama.

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The video, produced by Ritual Film Co. and executive producer Matt Peffer, chronicled “The Q at Myrtle Beach,” which was contested March 4 at TPC Myrtle Beach, from the moment players arrived onsite through the event’s dramatic conclusion. On a day chock-full of the highs and lows only golf can provide, the video captures the emotions of the event as players compete for a potentially life-changing sponsor exemption into the Myrtle Beach Classic.

The one-of-a-kind competition produced excitement that exceeded everyone’s expectations. The field was tightly bunched in the first half of the round before YouTube star George Bryan, a three-time All-American at the University of South Carolina, and Matt Atkins, who has made 25 career PGA Tour starts, separated themselves from the competition.

After a clutch par putt from Bryan on TPC’s unforgettable, par-3 17th hole, he walked to the 18th tee with a two-stroke lead and the Tour exemption in the palm of his hand, but the par 5 closer at TPC Myrtle has broken more than a few hearts over the years.

Bryan, playing aggressively, flared his second shot right of the 18th green, leaving him with a pitch over a bunker to a lightning fast putting surface that runs toward water. It was an extraordinarily difficult shot, and Bryan’s ball agonizingly rolled past the pin and trickled into the water.

He took a drop and got up and down for a tap-in bogey, leaving Atkins with a six-foot birdie putt to force a sudden death playoff, and the steely USC Aiken alum drained the putt and celebrated with a fist pump.

After signing their scorecards, the longtime friends returned to the 18th tee for the playoff. A wayward Bryan drive required him to play conservatively, but he reached the green in three with a makeable birdie putt, only to see his 20-foot effort just miss.

Atkins’ first two shots were perfectly struck, and he stuffed his approach to a couple feet. With victory and a spot in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic hanging in the balance, Atkins coolly drained the birdie putt.

The Myrtle Beach Classic will be Atkins’ first PGA Tour appearance since he finished T38 in the RSM Classic in November 2023.

Make sure you watch the video, which brilliantly captures the excitement the event produced, and see how your favorite Youtubers played. Below is a brief look at each of the 16 players in the field.

Matt Atkins – The USC Aiken alum played six seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour where he won the 2017 Mexico Championship. Among his 25 PGA TOUR starts, Atkins finished T38 at The RSM Classic in November 2023.

George Bryan – The three-time All-American at the University of South Carolina made the cut in his lone PGA TOUR start at the 2023 Bermuda Championship. Bryan has more than 410,000 total subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Jay Card III – The High Point University alum has made 39 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour and has three top-10s, most recently at the 2023 Wichita Open (T7).

Morgan Deneen – The former Coastal Carolina University star and 2018 Sun Belt Champion is the assistant pro at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and has made three PGA TOUR starts, most recently the 2023 Fortinet Championship.

Peter Finch – Based out of the UK, has more than 1.25 million subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok and X.

Grant Horvat – Played collegiately at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has more than 1.35 million combined subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Luke Kwon – Member of Good Good Golf, the University of Oklahoma alum has made over 50 starts across PGA TOUR-sanctioned Tours and has one win on PGA TOUR China. Kwon has nearly 400,000 combined subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok. Good Good Golf has more than 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube.

Micah Morris – The Texas native made one PGA TOUR Canada start in 2023 and features more than 1 million subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Turk Pettit – The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Individual Champion played college golf at Clemson.

Dan Rapaport – Member of ForePlay and Barstool Sports, he is known as one of the game’s best playing golf media members. The Northwestern alum was featured extensively in Netflix’s “Full Swing,” and has more than 250,000 combined subscribers and followers on X, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Scott Stevens – The University of South Carolina alum recorded one victory and three additional top-10s on PGA TOUR Canada in 2022 and made 21 Korn Ferry Tour starts in 2023.

Nick Stubbe (Fat Perez) – Known as Fat Perez, Nick Stubbe is a member of the iconic group Bob Does Sports. Fat Perez features more than 1 million combined subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Tyler Watts – The high school sophomore from Huntsville, Alabama won the Jones Cup Junior Invitational in December 2023.

Jamie Wilson – A former All-SEC golfer at the University of South Carolina, Wilson has made two starts on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Ryan Wilkinson – The assistant pro at Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club won a local qualifier to earn a spot in the field.

Cole Lantz of BustaJack – The BustaJack duo competed in a playoff match to determine who earned a spot in The Q at Myrtle Beach. They have more than 350,000 combined subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok.

TPC Myrtle Beach, a Tom Fazio-Lanny Wadkins design, has been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses and has long been one of the area’s premier big event venues. The course hosted the PGA TOUR Champions’ 2000 Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the NCAA Division I Myrtle Beach Regional tournament in 2019, among other high-level events.

The Myrtle Beach Classic will be played May 6-12, 2024, at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. The tournament will feature a purse of $3.9 million with 300 FedEx Cup points awarded to the champion.

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