The Travels And Travails Of Journeyman Trevor Cone
Trevor Cone isn’t one to show emotion. Just ask his coach, David Ross.
“You can’t tell if he just made five birdies in a row or five bogeys in a row,” Ross said. “He has great composure for such a high level of golf.”
So, when Cone walked away with his first Web.com Tour victory last August at the Ellie Mae Classic, a tournament he got into on conditional status, you could not tell that he had just realized his childhood dream. There were no tears, no leaps, no collapsing to his knees. Just a smile.
“It was amazing,” Cone said. “(Winning) just has to happen once. See it (once) and then you know you can do it. … I didn’t play great (at the Ellie Mae), I just put it all together. Everything came together when I least expected it to.”
Winning means everything, especially on the Web.com Tour, where each victory inches you closer to the grand prize of a PGA Tour card. But the victories mean more when the struggles have been mighty. What’s the old saying? “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Old saying, meet Trevor Cone.
Cone, a 26-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015. He won the ACC Championship his senior season. Since then, despite ambitions to make the game his life and livelihood, he has never once teed off in a PGA Tour event. In fact, he hadn’t even played in a Web.com Tour event until last season after finishing T90 at the 2017 Q-School, which earned him conditio...
Get access to this article and all the quality, in-depth journalism of Global Golf Post Plus.
or Log In