Fairfax pro golfer to compete among nation’s best in 2024 PGA Championship

Larkin Gross celebrates sinking a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Professional Championship at PGA Frisco on May 1, 2024, in Frisco, Texas. (courtesy of Ryan Lochhead/PGA of America)

Local golf professional Larkin Gross has qualified for the 2024 PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, where he will face off with some of the U.S.’s top male golfers in two weeks.

Gross, a Fairfax resident and assistant professional at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, secured a spot in the Professional Golfers Association of America’s annual tournament after competing in the PGA Professional Championship in Frisco, Texas.

Gross finished inside the top 20 at the Texas event, which was held at Fields Ranch from this past Saturday (April 28) through Wednesday (May 1).

Those who finish in the top 20 at the PGA Professional Championship qualify for the PGA Championship, one of the country’s four major golf championships for men and the only one exclusively for pro players.

Gross tied for the eighth position in the PGA Professional Championship, finishing with the same score of 292 as fellow Virginian, Locust Hill resident Josh Speight, among others.

Now in its 106th year, the 2024 PGA Championship will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 16-19. In addition to Gross, the player lineup includes Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and defending champion Brooks Koepka.