canada africa partner reservation Delaware County native Braden Shattuck earns PGA of America pro honors at 2024 PGA Championship

Delaware County native Braden Shattuck earns PGA of America pro honors at 2024 PGA Championship

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LOUISVILLE, KY (CBS) – Delaware County native Braden Shattuck earned a lowly PGA of America pro honor Sunday for his performance at the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shattuck, the director of instruction at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County, shot rounds of 71-70-68-74 to finish at 1-under 283. Overall, he finished tied for 72nd and takes home $22,830 for his performance.

Shattuck was one of two PGA of America professionals competing in Valhalla this weekend along with Jeremy Wells.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – May 19: Braden Shattuck of the United States, Corebridge Financial Team of PGA of America Golf Professionals, celebrates with the Low Club Professional trophy after the final round of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 19 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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PGA of America Professionals are a group of more than 30,000 trained golf professionals committed to elevating and growing the sport. The 2024 PGA Championship marked the first time multiple PGA of America professionals competed in the PGA Championship. Shattuck recorded three birdies in the final round on Sunday.

Shattuck’s golf career almost came to an end in 2019 after a serious car accident. According to PGATour.com, Shattuck had two herniated discs in his lower back, a concussion and nerve damage in his legs. He was unable to complete nine holes on a course until two years after his accident.

Shattuck, the reigning Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year and the 2023 PGA Professional champion, missed the cut in all four of his previous PGA Tour starts.

Shattuck played golf at the University of Delaware and attended Sun Valley High School in Aston, Pennsylvania, before college.

According to PGATour.com, Shattuck will drive 10 hours to play a selection event after the 2024 PGA Championship.