The Nationwide Tour has experienced some pretty incredible finishes in the last couple of weeks. One week after a Monday qualifier won a Nationwide event, 22-year-old University of Georgia golfer Russell Henley became only the second amateur in tour history -- Daniel Summerhays was the first in '07 -- to win a Nationwide event.
If the tour wanted a couple of noteworthy winners, they definitely got them. Henley, who was playing in the Stadion Classic on his home course, the University of Georgia Golf Course, definitely had a home field advantage.
But still, I'm not sure anybody ever expected him to contend, let alone win his first professional title. After carding a three-under 68 in the final round to win by two, Henley now has a pretty difficult decision to make. Do you turn pro after the win and take the Nationwide Tour membership that comes with the win? Or do you stay in school and enjoy the perks of being the only guy in the college ranks with a pro victory on golf's Triple-A circuit?
Henley has 60 days to make that choice. He's a senior, so he definitely won't be missing out on much since his college career is almost over. But with a decent chance to join this year's Walker Cup team -- think the Ryder Cup with the game's best amateurs -- it'd be hard to blame him if he decided to stay an amateur for a little while longer.