Chris Williams is scheduled to compete at this week's Travelers Championship.
If you don't know his name, consider yourself already behind. The former first-team All-American from the University of Washington and 2011 Walker Cupper turned professional for this week's PGA TOUR stop in Connecticut. He won the 2013 Ben Hogan Award and was atop the World Amateur Golf Ranking when he inked the paperwork to play for pay. Williams signed with Excel Sports Management, which represents Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland and Patrick Cantlay, the last of whom turned pro at last year's Travelers. This is the first of four scheduled sponsor exemptions for Williams, who will turn 22 years old on Friday. He's lined up berths in next week's AT&T National as well as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug. 1-4) and Wyndham Championship (Aug. 15-18).