2017 PING Southwest PGA Champion - Jesse Mueller

Jesse Mueller, 34, PGA Director of Golf at Grand Canyon University G.C, captured the 60th PING Southwest PGA Championship held at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. His 54-hole total of 201 (-15) was two strokes better than runner-up Dennis Downs, 35, PGA Director of Instruction at Reid/West Golf Academies (Pebble Creek). The victory is Mueller's first Southwest PGA major title. With the win, he earned an exemption into the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, scheduled to take place February 1-4 at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.).