Since 2013, Dye’s Valley, also known as the Valley Course, has hosted of the Web.com Tour Championship. The 7,000-yard golf course was ranked No. 24 in Golfweek’s 2011 rankings of Best Courses You Can Play in Florida. But this weekend’s tournament isn’t just about the world-class course, it’s more so about the world-class players, some of which live right here in town. Although we wish the best of luck to everyone in the upcoming tourny, we’re rooting just a little bit harder for these locals to take home the cup.


DAVIDSON, NC - SEPTEMBER 05:  Bud Cauley hits his drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the Chiquita Classic held at River Run Country Club on September 5, 2014 in Davidson, North Carolina.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Cauley hits his drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the Chiquita Classic (Photo: Michael Cohen)

Bud Cauley lives in Jacksonville Beach and is a former winner on the Web.com Tour at the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship. He has been recovering from a shoulder surgery in September 2014 and did not make a start on the PGA TOUR this season. Cauley practices at TPC Sawgrass and attended the University of Alabama. His biggest thrill in golf was being a part of the winning 2009 U.S. Walker Cup Team.


during round two of the RBC Canadian Open on July 24, 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Canada.

Guthrie during round two of the RBC Canadian Open on July 24, 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Canada.

Luke Guthrie is a 25 year old from Quincy, Ill., but now lives in Jacksonville. He attended the University of Illinois, where he was a two-time All-American selection. Guthrie has two wins on the Web.com Tour, both coming in 2012. This is the first season he missed the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA TOUR in three years.


COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Harold Varner III reads a putt on the first green during the final round of the Web.com Tour Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at The Ohio State University Golf Club on September 27, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Varner reads a putt on the first green in the final round of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (Photo: Gregory Shamus)

Harold Varner III is from Akron, Ohio, but he now lives in Jacksonville Beach. The East Carolina graduate birdied the second to last hole in the regular season to barely earn his PGA TOUR card. He also recorded a second-place finish at the Panama Claro Championship earlier this year.


COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Tim Wilkinson watches his drive on the ninth hole during the third round of the Web.com Tour Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at The Ohio State University Golf Club on September 26, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wilkinson watches his drive on the 9th hole during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (Photo: Gregory Shamus)

Tim Willkinson is a New Zealander that now lives in Jacksonville Beach. The straight hitter missed out on the FedExCup Playoffs this year on the PGA TOUR, though Wilkinson made them the year before. This veteran is coming off a strong finish at last week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third event in the Web.com Tour Finals.


BROUSSARD, LA - MARCH 29: Ryan Blaum hits a drive on the first hole during the final round of the Web.com Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHER at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club on March 29, 2015 in Broussard, Louisiana. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

Blaum hits a drive on the first hole during the final round of the Web.com Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open (Photo: Stan Badz)

Ryan Blaum in a new resident to Jacksonville Beach, and he was born in Miami. The Duke University Graduate has two wins on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica. His father, Steve Blaum, played football at LSU, and his younger brother played golf at LSU.