IMG Academy alum Casey Wittenberg ended the Web.com Tour season and earned his PGA Tour card for 2013, and captured the money title, earning $433,453 in 24 starts. The 27-year-old from Memphis, Tenn. becomes fully exempt on the PGA TOUR in 2013 and receives an invitation to The Players Championship in May.
Casey arrived at IMG Academy in 1999 and spent four years as a full-timer working on his game, playing and competing with some of the best junior golfers in the country. While at IMG Academy, Casey became the youngest winner of the Azalea Amateur Invitational (2001) and was the AJGA Player of the Year in the same year. Additionally, Casey finished the 2001 season as the top-ranked boy in the Golfweek/Titleist Index. In 2003 he won the Southern Amateur and Porter Cup and lost to Nick Flanagan in the finals of the U.S Amateur.He moved on to attend Oklahoma State University for one year (2003-2004) and garnered Second-team All-America Honors.
In 2004 Casey finished 13th at the Masters, the lowest amateur in 41 years. He shot the lowest Sunday back 9 score (31) of any amateur in Masters history. He also competed for the United States in the 2004 Walker Cup Team. Later that year, Casey turned pro.
For more on the 2013 PGA Tour card recipients, visit PGATour.com.