Alex Weiss grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and played college golf at Marshall University. In his senior year at Marshall, Alex became one of the top mid-major players in the country and earned an individual bid into the NCAA Regionals. After turning professional, Alex played on the LatinoAmerica Tour for a few years before having a breakout year in 2021 where he won the Colorado Open and medaled at First and Second Stage of Korn Ferry Q-School.
When Alex turned pro, he started playing on the LatinoAmerica Tour. He didn’t have full status there, and made a deal with fellow LatinoAmerica Tour Davey Jude that he would caddy for him if he didn’t get full status within three events. The first event he got sick and couldn’t compete. The second event he didn’t gain status. But on the third event, he almost won and locked in his status on the tour.
One of the things that Alex has been working on is his driving. He has found that playing well off the tee has been crucial to playing well, and he’s noticed that he plays well if he doesn’t try to work the ball both ways. Instead, he has promised himself that he will only hit his natural shot shape with the driver (something most PGA Tour players do).
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