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Paul McBeth

Paul McBeth embraces his wife Hannah after securing his fifth PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship crown Saturday in Peoria, Illinois. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Eagle McMahon fired off a 1077-rated hot round as the wind picked up in Kansas on Thursday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

EMPORIA, Kansas -- The Open lead card combined to go 20 shots over par Thursday at the Emporia Country Club, amassing a whopping 26 out-of-bounds strokes as the wind whipped up havoc on the leaderboard.

That left a window open for the defending Glass Blown Open champion to soar through.

It was all smiles for Joel Freeman, who leads the Glass Blown Open after an 11-under par showing Wednesday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

EMPORIA, Kansas -- The 2019 season hasn’t exactly started the way Joel Freeman hoped it would.

The Colorado product brought high expectations into his second full year on the road, and he hasn’t quite lived up to them yet. Sure, he has three top-five showings at A-Tiers, but he hasn’t cracked anything better than 25th at PDGA National Tour and Disc Golf Pro Tour events, and that left him searching for answers as he came into the Glass Blown Open.

Little did he know that he’d find those answers by simply doing less searching.

Paul McBeth is now the PDGA's all-time money leader. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Paul McBeth is a four-time PDGA World Champion, two-time United States Disc Golf Champion, and has won a total of 13 Majors and 21 National Tour events in his 12-year pro career.

Now, he can add another feather to his cap: He's the leader in all-time prize money earned at PDGA events.

McBeth's $3,510 from his victory at the Jonesboro Open last weekend brought his career winnings total to $432,908.09, which helped him leapfrog 12-time PDGA World Champion Ken Climo on the money list.

Paul McBeth, shown here during the Las Vegas Challenge, shot an 18-under par competition round for the second time in nine months Friday at the Waco Annual Charity Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

He’s done it again.

Four-time PDGA World Champion Paul McBeth shot 18-under par during tournament play for the second time in nine months, as the California native fired off a single-par 49 Friday at Brazos East Park during round two of the Waco Annual Charity Open in Waco, Texas.

Paul McBeth confirmed details of his new contract and talked about what will be in his new bag on this week's podcast. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

“I think it’s good when other companies are offering [contracts] to players because it kinda starts a competition. That’s what we're out here doing – this is a competition, and I think companies should be competing for players just as much as we should be competing for wins.”

– Paul McBeth

Paul McBeth (left) and Gregg Barsby share a carefree moment as they finish the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic Sunday afternoon. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

2018 PDGA World Champion Gregg Barsby carried the hot hand during round two of the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic Saturday afternoon in Appling, Georgia. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

APPLING, Ga. – As PDGA World Champion Gregg Barsby sauntered down the fairway of hole 13 Saturday afternoon at the International Disc Golf Center’s W.R. Jackson Memorial Course, an eager spectator approached and quizzed him about his score. Even though he was at 7-under par for the round, the Northern California native replied that he wasn’t keeping track of his numbers, instead focusing on staying in the moment.

Ricky Wysocki started his Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic title defense with the hot round Friday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

APPLING, Ga. – Ricky Wysocki grew up in Ohio, and he splits his offseason time between South Carolina and Arizona. But he’s truly at home here on the International Disc Golf Center’s W.R. Jackson Memorial Course.

A triumphant Paul McBeth celebrated his second United States Disc Golf Championship title on Winthrop Gold's 18th green Saturday. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. – For three-plus years, Paul McBeth was synonymous with PDGA Majors.

Arkansas native Kevin Jones has come full circle with another lead card showing at the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. – It's been 367 days since Kevin Jones broke out with an opening round stunner and landed on the lead card for round two of the 2017 United States Disc Golf Championship, as he unleashed an aerial assault that put the disc golf world on notice.

Paul McBeth entered Thursday's second round of the United States Disc Golf Championship with a two-stroke advantage and emerged with an eight-shot cushion. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. – For a second day in a row at the United States Disc Golf Championship, the only thing hotter than an unseasonably sweltering heat wave was Paul McBeth’s play.

2015 United States Disc Golf Champion Paul McBeth leaned on his forehand to take an early lead at this year's tilt with Winthrop Gold. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Paul McBeth was loose, and for good reason.

Paul McBeth took his first PDGA National Tour victory of 2018 with a final round 14-under par at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Photo: Tina Oakley

In the pantheon of battles between Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki, the number of epics seems more apt for a Hollywood film franchise or an avant-garde 1970s rock band.

2015 European Open. 2016 Masters Cup. 2014 Pro Worlds. All with their own flavor, but each providing another chapter in the career-long rivalry between this era’s most consistent victors.

It's easy to be happy when you're hitting 71 percent of your putts from circle 2, just like Paul McBeth did during round two of the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Saturday afternoon. Photo: Tina Oakley

Paul McBeth bounced back from his third consecutive runner-up showing at Pro Worlds with the hot round Friday at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Photo: Tina Oakley

A short memory, and a short turnaround.

Paul McBeth takes his putter out of the basket after landing a 95-footer Thursday during round two of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Photo: Dalton Slantis

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Paul McBeth was loose.

Calvin Heimburg checks his scores after kicking off Pro Worlds with an 11-under par performance. Photo: Dalton Slantis

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – The heat index pushed toward triple digits here Wednesday during the first round of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, as Mother Nature welcomed competitors to the Green Mountain State with unseasonably warm conditions.

Little did she know she’d be outdone by a Sunshine State native with the hot hand.

While Ricky Wysocki (far left) and Paul McBeth (second from right) are the most recent PDGA World Champions, a new crop of contenders has emerged in 2018. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen | Illustration: Matt Gregoire

Paul McBeth was at his Sunday best with a final round comeback in Kentucky. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

On the same day Tiger Woods made a late charge at the British Open before ultimately falling short, the disc golfer most often compared to the stick-and-ball stalwart was able to finish his own triumphant comeback.

A 1065 average round rating led Eagle McMahon to his first career PDGA Major victory at the Konopiště Open. Photo: Eino Ansio

Eagle McMahon had always said that once he finally got over the hump and locked down his first significant win that more victories would follow.

But he never thought they would come this quickly.

“I didn’t, no,” the 20-year-old Colorado native said. “Like at Vegas, after I won that tournament there were thoughts in my head like, ‘Sweet, I got the big win. This is gonna be my big win of the year.’ Fast forward to mid-July, and it’s one of four. It’s gone a lot faster than I expected.”

Hear from Paul McBeth right after his historic performance on this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Paul McBeth cruised to a nine-shot victory at the Great Lakes Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Paul McBeth proved he was the king of Kensington this weekend, but that didn’t stop a prince from spending half of Sunday trying to steal his crown.

Paul McBeth tossed a historic round Saturday at the Great Lakes Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

It's the seventh of July, but don't tell that to Paul McBeth.

The four-time PDGA World Champion brought some leftover fireworks to the Great Lakes Open Saturday, as he hit a 50-foot putt on the 18th green to go 18-under par and move to a comfortable lead at the sixth Disc Golf Pro Tour event of the season.

Dave Feldberg is finally rounding back into form after spinal fusion surgery in 2016. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

The last time Dave Feldberg recalls playing the Great Lakes Open, he broke his hand.

Ricky Wysocki celebrates his third win of the 2018 season after a final round romp at the Utah Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

After a 14-under par final at the Utah Open that registered an 1105 round rating, Ricky Wysocki wasn’t feeling the need to brag.

“It’s not bad,” the two-time PDGA World Champion said with a laugh.

It took him awhile to get there, but Paul McBeth made the most of his travels once he finally got to the Utah Open with 1076-rated opening round. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Paul McBeth didn’t have the easiest week.

Drew Gibson weathered some mid-round struggles to take a three-shot lead at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

ESTACADA, Ore. – Drew Gibson didn’t play the Beaver State Fling last year.

Paul McBeth collected his third win of 2018 after a rousing final round in San Francisco. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Gleneagles is great, but doesn’t Pauleagles just roll off the tongue?

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