Doc Redman: 3 things to know about the 22-year-old leading the Bermuda Championship
Through three rounds of the Bermuda Championship, Doc Redman leads the way at 10 under. His five-birdie third round at Port Royal Golf Course was just what the doctor ordered (get it?). But who exactly is Redman? Here are three things to know about the 22-year-old.
1. He’s a Clemson University alum
Redman is a Clemson alum, playing for the Tigers from 2016 through 2018. While in college, he set a number of school records including low 54-hole score, percentage of rounds under par and career scoring average. He also won four times while suiting up for the Tigers, but more on that later.
2. He had a decorated amateur career
Although Redman has not yet won on the professional level, he had plenty of success as an amateur. He won four times over the course of his amateur career, but the crown jewel of those victories came at the U.S. Amateur in 2017. He found himself two down through 34 holes of the final against Doug Ghim, but an eagle-birdie finished forced extra holes as he prevailed in 37 holes. The win put him in the national spotlight and turned pro the following year.
3. He jumped straight from Canada to the PGA Tour
After turning pro, Redman played on some sponsor’s exemptions on the PGA Tour, but never got much momentum going. He gained status on the Canadian Tour for 2019 and played there for the first half of the year, highlighted by a second-place finish in early June. Redman caught his big break in July when he shot 62 to qualify for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he finished second to gain entry into the Open Championship. He finished T20 across the pond to secure just enough FedEx Cup points to earn status for the following season. His career arc follows the rare path of someone jumping from Double AA all the way to the big leagues in just one season.