12 Aug '17, 9pm

In case you're wondering, "Who is Chris Stroud?"

In case you're wondering, "Who is Chris Stroud?"

Nearly every major produces one: an unexpected contender who rockets to the top of the leaderboard seemingly out of nowhere. For the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, that surprising player is Chris Stroud. Here are five things to know about the 35-year-old Texan. 1. He recently won for the first time on the PGA Tour. Very recently--he won the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada just last week. It was his 290th PGA Tour start. "Eleven years I've waited for that. So it's a dream come true," he said after the win. The breakthrough also earned him a spot in the PGA this week. 2. He may not be a household name, but that doesn't mean he hasn't done well for himself. Since turning pro in 2004, Stroud has raked in more than $10.6 million in winnings. 3. This is his third appearance at the PGA Championship. He missed the cut in 2012 and 2013 and was T64 in 2014. Tour & New...

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