YouTube Golf Stars to Battle for PGA Tour Exemption at TPC Myrtle Beach

YouTube golf creators are among the game’s most popular personalities, attracting millions of video views as fans watch them play matches on courses from coast to coast, but have you ever wondered how Grant Horvat, Micah Morris, Fat Perez and friends would fare in a formal, competitive environment?

You are getting ready to find out.

Some of the game’s leading YouTubers will have the opportunity to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic.

TPC Myrtle Beach will be hosting “The Q at Myrtle Beach,” a 16-player, 18-hole tournament with the winner earning a coveted sponsor’s exemption into the Myrtle Beach Classic. The field for the event will include eight of YouTube’s most prominent golf creators, all of whom are highly skilled players, and eight aspiring professionals, many of whom have experience on the PGA Tour.

The Q will be played March 4, but it will be closed to the public and the results kept private until a 90-minute documentary covering the competition is released on Play Golf Myrtle Beach’s YouTube page on April 23.

YouTube creators participating in The Q at Myrtle Beach will be:

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

Micah Morris – Texas native who has played on PGA TOUR Canada and features more than 1 million subscribers and followers on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok

Micah Morris

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

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

Fat Perez – Nick Stubbe goes by Fat Perez and 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.

Luke Kwon – Member of Good Good Golf, played collegiately at Oklahoma and was a PGA TOUR China winner. 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.

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

George Bryan

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.

Aspiring professional golfers competing in the event will be:

Morgan Deneen – Former Coastal Carolina University star and 2018 Sun Belt Champion is the assistant pro at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club and has played in two PGA Tour events.

Jamie Wilson – Former All-SEC golfer at the University of South Carolina, Wilson has earned a start on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Matt Atkins – USC Aiken alum has made a total of 25 starts on PGA and Korn Ferry TOURS, including The RSM Classic last fall.

Turk Pettit – The 2021 NCAA champion at Clemson is aiming to become the first former LIV golfer to earn a spot in a PGA TOUR event.

Tyler Watts – America’s No. 1 ranked junior is a sophomore in high school looking to qualify for his first PGA TOUR event.

Tyler Watts

Jay Card – High Point University alum played in 19 Korn Ferry Tour events in 2023, recording a top 10 finish.

Scott Stevens – University of South Carolina graduate is a former winner on PGA Tour Canada, and he played 21 Korn Ferry Tour events in 2023.

One spot is being saved for a Myrtle Beach-area PGA professional who will have the opportunity to earn a place in The Q by winning a local qualifying event.

The Myrtle Beach Classic is more than two months away, but with golf’s leading influencers competing for a spot in the field, the excitement surrounding the event is already building.

(TPC Myrtle Beach photos by Golf Tourism Solutions)

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