Current Residence: Augusta, Ga.
Hometown: Chapin, S.C.
College: University of South Carolina
Home Golf Course: Members Club at Woodcreek, Elgin, S.C.
Profession: Professional Golfer
- Four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina, two collegiate victories
- Two-time All-SEC selection at USC
- Two-time South Carolina high school state champion
- Currently competing on various mini tours
The younger brother of fellow Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL competitor George Bryan, Wesley was introduced to the game at a young age by his father. Like his older brother, Wesley played several sports growing up and turned his focus to golf in high school. Recruited by several Division I schools, he accepted a scholarship to the University of South Carolina, teaming up with his brother.
After a successful junior golf career that included multiple victories, his game struggled at USC, to the point where he nearly hung up his golf clubs after shooting 101 in a tournament during his junior year. He was fighting mentally with his golf game on a term known as the “Yips.”
“It was a trying time for me, and a lot of doubt crept into my head,” Bryan recalls. “I almost walked away from golf, a sport that runs deep in my family and is all I’ve really known since George and I were kids. I hit rock bottom in my career.”
For the next three months following the disastrous tournament, he dedicated himself to the game. He would not allow the doubt about his swing get the best of him. His technique began to improve. His scores soon followed.
During his senior year, a refocused Bryan posted some of his best tournament scores in his collegiate career, including one victory and earning Team MVP honors. His confidence soared.
Bryan turned professional following graduation. He also got married to his college sweetheart, and gives her a lot of credit for his turnaround in golf as a result of her support.
Like many of his fellow competitors on Big Break, finances are a struggle in trying to maintain a full schedule. The Bryan brothers, out of fun, stumbled on a potential gold mine in the form of trick shot videos. In 2014 alone, their trick shot videos received more than two million views online. They both believe this could help fund their careers in achieving their dreams of competing on the PGA TOUR.
Ask the two brothers who has more victories over the other during their careers, and you will get two different answers. They are both competitive by nature. On Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, that competitive nature will come in handy for both brothers in trying to achieve their dream.