Ogletree turns pro after low-amateur performance at Masters
Following his low-amateur performance at last week's Masters, Andy Ogletree is making the jump to professional golf, according to the PGA Tour's Sean Martin.
During the green jacket ceremony in Butler Cabin on Sunday, the 22-year-old said he'd soon make the leap.
"I'll be turning pro in the near future," Ogletree said. "I've kind of done what I wanted to in amateur golf, and this is the cherry on top for my amateur career."
The 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion was one of two amateurs to make the cut at Augusta National. He posted weekend rounds of 71-72 to take the low-amateur honors by five shots over John Augenstein. Ogletree finished in a tie for 34th at 2-under with tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau.
As is the tradition at the Masters, Ogletree played his first two rounds alongside reigning Open champion Shane Lowry and defending champion Tiger Woods, who helped calm his first-timer jitters at Augusta.
"It was super cool," Ogletree recalled. "I was super nervous, didn't really know what I was going to say, how that conversation was going to go, but on the putting green, Tiger came up and he was like, 'What's up, man? Let's go do this thing,' and that kind of got me going and eased my nerves a little bit."
It's unknown when Ogletree will make his first start as a pro, but given his pedigree as an amateur, he will likely receive sponsor's invites into PGA Tour events to help kick-start his career.