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Renner to take medical leave from Tour to repair torn labrum.

May 31, 2017

Disappointed to announce that I will be taking a medical leave from the Tour for the remainder of 2017. A recent MRI has found a torn labrum in my hip. After consulting with numerous doctors and members of my team, it is best that I take the time to address this injury and give myself time to recover and return fully healthy in 2018. This injury has nagged me for the last few seasons, and I’m excited to get past it and play great golf moving forward. Thanks so much for your support over the years!

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Renner Wins Q-School By 3 Shots


  • Jim Renner shot a final-round 63 at Crooked Cat to win Final Stage by three shots. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)Jim Renner shot a final-round 63 at Crooked Cat to win Final Stage by three shots. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Jim Renner came from three shots back with a final-round, 9-under 63 to take medalist honors at the Tour Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National. The 33-year-old lives just 25 minutes from the course and proved to feel right at home on Sunday, with seven birdies and an eagle to edge out Taylor Moore by three shots for fully exempt status on the Tour in 2017.

“Yeah, that was a lot of fun. I knew going into today that I had to post a pretty good number,” Renner said. “Obviously, I wasn’t really picturing 9-under, but you know being fully exempt and not having to worry about reshuffles and being able to kind of create my own schedule is so huge. Today was a great day for sure.”


Renner got started early Sunday, making birdie on four of his first five holes on the Crooked Cat course to take the lead. After pars at the next three, Renner went on to birdie the ninth, eagle the 14th, and added birdies at the 16th and 18th to close out his first-ever victory in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event.

Orange County National’s Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses have been kind to Renner over the years, as this week’s host site was the place where Renner first earned his PGA TOUR card with a T22 finish at 2010 PGA TOUR Q-School. Renner went on to play the TOUR in 2011, 2014 and 2015 and is hoping for a return to the TOUR through the Tour in 2017 after finishing 84th on the Tour’s Regular Season money list in 2016 in which he made 12 cuts in 19 starts and posted two top-10 finishes.

For much of his career, the 33-year-old veteran said the putter has held him back, but if this week is any indication, that could all be changing, as Renner was second in the field in putts per green in regulation.

“Putting has been the problem for much of my career, and the one thing that I did do is I put a putting green in my house this offseason, just a little small one, and I created a couple little drills that I figured would be beneficial for me,” Renner said.  “And they have been when I’ve been playing at home, so it was nice to see it show up in a tournament. Hopefully I’m on to something, and that (it) leads to a good year of putting.”

Jim Renner interview after earning medalist honors at Q-School

Like Renner, Moore entered the day well back of the lead, but he saved his best round of the tournament for last with a final-round 65 to jump into solo second. The 23-year-old, who graduated from Arkansas in May, earned his way into Final Stage of Q-School with a third-place finish on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit this summer, and is hoping to take the next step courtesy of the Tour in 2017.

“I’m excited. I’m excited to get (strong) status this week, so pretty cool event, and I played really well this week, so I’m happy with my play,” Moore said. “I think to just have the opportunity to get my PGA TOUR card is going to be pretty cool and exciting. So I’m just looking forward to getting going this upcoming season.”

Fifty-two players in total made up the top 45 and ties to earn their way into at least the first eight events of the 2017 Tour and won’t be subject to the first reshuffle of the season.

Renner turns in best finish of year so far at Air Capital Classic

Renner collected his first top-five finish on the Tour this season Sunday with a fifth-place check of $30,000 following the final round of play at Crestview Country Club.

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WICHITA, Kan. — It may not have been a tournament trophy, but it wasn’t a bad consolation prize either for Plainville golfer Jim Renner at the Air Capital Classic.

Renner collected his first top-five finish on the Web.comTour this season Sunday with a fifth-place check of $30,000 following the final round of play at Crestview Country Club. Despite a slow start to the day, Renner closed strong with four birdies on the back nine, including three in a row on holes 13-15, to finish at 4-under 66.

Ollie Schniederjans, who held a two-stroke lead heading into Sunday, won a three-way playoff with Collin Morikawa and J.J. Spaun to earn his first professional tournament win, finishing 17-under for the $112,500 prize.

Schniederjans shot a 64 in the final round and rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole as the 23-year-old’s Tour win moved him up to No. 3 on the money list. It is more than enough for him to wrap up a PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher in the regular season.

“I felt like it was probably a 20-percent chance of making it,” Schniederjans said about the winning putt that broke left to right. “I just wanted to pure the heck out of it and see what happens. It went in beautifully. It was incredible.”

Schniederjans shot a 3-under 67 to match Morikawa and Spaun at 17-under 263.

Renner headed into the final day of the tournament in a six-way tie for third place, three shots behind Schniederjans. After a shaky front nine that included two birdies, along with two bogeys on the third and ninth holes to hit the turn at even-par, Renner birdied the 10th hole to regain his footing.

Back-to-back pars set up Renner’s run of three straight birdies beginning at the 13th hole to drop to 4-under the rest of the way.

In April in Colombia, Schniederjans lost a playoff to Brad Fritsch in the Servientrega Championship.

“I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this year,” Schniederjans said. “I never would’ve thought I had this much to get better at and this much to learn. I needed this year on the Tour, honestly. I don’t think I was ready for the PGA Tour. Maybe I could’ve been ready, but I wasn’t at my best. This year, I’ve gotten so many things in order. I feel like I’m going out there the best version of myself.”

Morikawa, the Pac-12 freshman of the year at the University of California, shot his second straight 63. He played the final five holes of regulation in 5 under, with an eagle on the par-5 14th and birdies on the par-4 15th, 16th and 18th.

“Ollie played great and J.J. played great,” Morikawa said. “It’s amazing to put myself up here and compete with these guys.”

Spaun finished with his second 64 in a row. He also played the final five holes of regulation in 5 under, with an eagle on 14 and birdies on the next three.

Brandon Hagy was fourth at 16 under after a 65.

Material from The Associated Press contributed to this report.