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Leading KFT Q-School, Jonathan Brightwell gets text from Mayakoba leader Matt Wolff

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Jonathan Brightwell had just opened the final stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School with a scorching 7-under 64 on Thursday when his phone buzzed.

The text message was from Matthew Wolff: Great playing, man!

Wolff and Brightwell played at rival colleges, Wolff for two years at Oklahoma State and Brightwell for a season at Oklahoma, but they became friends after Brightwell joined Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma, which is home to many tour pros, including Wolff, Viktor Hovland, Talor Gooch and Kevin Tway.

Some 800 miles away in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Wolff took the first-round lead with an eye-popping 10-under 61, yet he still had time to send Brightwell a word of congratulations.