Thomas Detry hasn’t missed a cut on any tour since the first week of September. Between the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, he’s made 11 in a row and is already in great shape to keep his PGA Tour card after advancing through Korn Ferry Tour Finals last summer.
The Belgian debuted this season at the Fortinet Championship where he took T-12th. Detry added T-9th at the Sanderson Farms Championship and a career-best solo second at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
Mix in T-15th at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, T-26th at The American Express, and T-37th last week at the Farmers Insurance Open, and Detry is in solid form.
He’s still got to prove himself against stronger fields, but there aren’t too many big names to try to outduel this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Detry is making his debut at this event.
The 30-year-old former Illinois Fighting Illini is in the positive in all per-round strokes gained categories this season. He’s 42nd in SG tee to green (.719) and 42nd in total SG (.941).
Detry can bomb the ball. That advantage is mitigated at courses in play this week, but it can still help him take advantage of the par-5s and other occasions where he can be aggressive.
Detry would love to make his Ryder Cup debut this year in Italy. A win this week could help his cause for a captain’s pick if he can’t rise to become an automatic qualifier.