Get the inside scoop on the personal and professional lives of our six Kronos- and Ultimate-sponsored LPGA players. Find out what challenges they’ve faced thus far during this unusual 2020 season and what goals they’ve set for themselves on the tour. This up-close Q&A session also fields questions from audience members to provide additional insights as these talented athletes swing into action to compete for the ultimate tournament prizes.
Andrew Putnam, 31, successfully advanced to the second round of the FedExCup Playoffs in 2019, marking his second consecutive appearance. Hailing from Tacoma, Washington and having played college golf at Pepperdine University, Putnam has racked up nine Top 10-finishes in his young career, including a win at The Barracuda Championship in 2018, a second at the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii and a T3 result at the Charles Schwab Challenge in 2019. His impressive body of work has earned him an exemption into both the 2020 U.S. Open and 2020 Masters Tournament.
Brendan Steele, 37, is a three-time PGA TOUR winner with over $15 million in career earnings. The Idyllwild, California native and University of California-Riverside alumni is a back-to-back Safeway Open champion in 2016 and 2017, the 2011 Valero Texas Open champion, and a part-time actor, making his TV debut in a 2015 “Bones” episode. Midway through the 2019-2020 season, Steele has three Top-5 finishes to his name, which include a near victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January.
Brittany Altomare, 29, was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and turned pro in 2014 after graduating from the University of Virginia as a four-time All-American and 2013 ACC Player of the Year. Altomare has ten Top 10-finishes on the LPGA Tour, including four runner-up results, two of which coming in 2019. A member of the 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup team, Altomare is the active leader in consecutive cuts made (35) extending back to the 2018 season.
Jaye Marie Green, 26, from Boca Raton, Florida has six Top 10-finishes and 31 Top 25-finishes in her six-year LPGA career. Green, who turned pro out of high school, won the 2011 South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) Championship and was a member of the victorious 2011 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team. In 2019, she held the lead at the U.S. Women’s Open, eventually finishing T5, and later had a runner-up result at the Volunteers of America Classic.
J.T. Poston, 27, is a rising star who turned professional in 2015 and earned his PGA TOUR card in 2017. Born in Hickory, North Carolina, Poston played collegiate golf at Western Carolina University. He notched his first career PGA TOUR victory at the 2019 Wyndham Championship and has had eight additional Top-10 finishes in his young PGA TOUR career including a T7 finish at the 2019 Desert Classic, along with a T10 and T8 in back-to-back events following the 2020 season restart.
Marina Alex, 29, has 23 Top 10-finishes in her LPGA career, including a breakthrough win at the 2018 Cambia Portland Classic thanks in part to firing a career-low 62 (-10) in Round One. The Wayne, New Jersey native and 2015 inductee to the Vanderbilt University Hall of Fame was a two-time SEC Player of the Year in college and is nearing $3 million in career earnings. A first-time selection for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 2019, it was Marina’s graciousness in defeat that stands as one of the most iconic moments in golf last season.
Megan Khang, 22, is the youngest member of Team Kronos and a rising star on the LPGA Tour collecting seven Top 10-finishes in 2019 and surpassing $2 million in career earnings. Hailing from Rockland, Massachusetts, Khang is an eight-time U.S. Challenge Cup Junior Golf Foundation Player of the Year and helped Team USA win the 2015 Junior Solheim Cup as the only player to go 5-0. Like Marina Alex and Brittany Altomare, Megan earned a spot on the 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
Peter Uihlein, 30, a New Bedford, Massachusetts-native, has amassed nine Top 10-finishes and 22 Top 25-finishes on the PGA TOUR. The former Oklahoma State University star won the 2010 U.S. Amateur and was the #1 ranked Amateur in the World before turning professional. He also notched one victory on the European Tour – the 2013 Madeira Islands Open – and that same year named the European Tour Rookie of the Year.
Scott Stallings, 35, is a three-time PGA TOUR winner with 20 Top 10-finishes in his career, including a 3rd Place finish at the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Stallings, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year at Tennessee Tech and has more than $11.5 million in career earnings.