Brett Drewitt – file photo
New South Wales golfer, Brett Drewitt, might have finished second last of those who made the cut in the final Korn Ferry Tour event of the 2020 / 2021 season in Omaha but by doing so he has cemented his place in the top 25 of that tour’s standings and, as a result, has regained the PGA Tour card he has held previously.
Drewitt played the PGA Tour in 2017, gaining his playing rights there via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in 2016 after having earned Korn Ferry Tour status two years earlier via the PGA Tour China.
Drewitt’s return to the PGA Tour was assisted by his win at the Lincoln Land Championship in 2020 in what became a carry over season due to Covid 19 but four top tens in 2021 left the door open for the much sought-after PGA Tour card.
Drewitt finished 24th of the 25 who earn their PGA Tour playing rights for next season but he gets the chance during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals over the next few weeks to further improve his ranking in terms of gaining starts in the early season.
The first of those Finals will be staged this coming week in Boise in Idaho.
Jamie Arnold finished best of the Australians in this week’s event when he tied for 23rd with Curtis Luck 49th and Drewitt 63rd.
Arnold will not get to play the Finals but Luck does having finished 67th on the season ending points table with the leading 75 players being joined by players ranked 126 to 200 on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup table.