PGA TOUR pro Wesley Bryan to headline Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2017



For over 30 years, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has brought Northeast Florida youth golfers and coaches together on Wednesday morning of The Players week to meet and hear directly from their heroes, PGA Tour Professionals.

On May 10, FCA Golf JAX will once again welcome over 600 local First Tee, middle school, high school and collegiate golfers and coaches to the 2017 The Players Breakfast with the Pros at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

In addition to local Champions Tour Professional Fred Funk filling the role of Breakfast Host for the second consecutive year, the 2017 featured guest speaker will be PGA Tour Professional Wesley Bryan.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Bryan won his first tour event in March 2016 at the’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Bryan went on to win two more events during the 2016 season, which earned him a promotion to the PGA TOUR as well as the Tour’s 2016 Player of the Year award.

Currently in his 2017 PGA Tour rookie season, Bryan has finished T-4 twice in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic.

Janie Grace Wang, freshman golfer at Bartram Trail High School, will attend her third FCA breakfast this year.

“I am looking forward to attending The Players Breakfast because of the fellowship,” Wang said. “For the last two years, I have enjoyed meeting and worshiping with other golfers. I love listening to the pros talk about their faith and how it impacts what they do while traveling across the country and world.”

The breakfast is free for area juniors, teams and coaches through the support of community sponsors.

Each year, individuals, families and companies throughout Northeast Florida underwrite the costs associated with the breakfast program and each team’s attendance.

“Without the help of our local community, this event would not be possible,” says FCA Golf JAX Director Matthew Roop. “The Players Breakfast with the Pros is truly a community effort. We are grateful to the Marriott, The Players, the Redcoats and all of our table sponsors who make this wonderful event possible for our area juniors.”

Although the event exists for area juniors and coaches, general admission to the breakfast is granted through table sponsorship.

A $350 table sponsorship is what enables local First Tee, middle school, high school and college golf teams, as well as their coach, attend this event at no charge.

As a thank you to table sponsors, two tickets to the breakfast are included with each $350 sponsorship. Additionally, a small contribution of each sponsorship is given to FCA Golf JAX’s Captain Bill Lewis Scholarship Fund, benefiting local Northeast Florida junior golfers who would otherwise be unable to attend an FCA Golf Camp.

For information about sponsoring The Players Breakfast with the Pros, email Matthew Roop at