Brett Drewitt – file photo
29-year-old NSW golfer, Brett Drewitt, has today won his first Korn Ferry Tour event with a narrow but impressive victory at the rescheduled Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield, Illinois.
Born in Taree but raised in Inverell in the New England area of NSW, Drewitt turned professional in 2013 and gained access to the then Web.Com Tour after performing with distinction on the feeder tour, the PGA Tour China, in 2014.
By 2017 he had graduated to the PGA Tour via the Web.Com Tour finals and although he found that level of play a little beyond him at that stage he has continued to play the Web.Com and now Korn Ferry Tour since.
Having missed the cut in two of his last three events including at last week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Drewitt’s form reversal was a welcome surprise and his finish has jumped him to 18th in the Korn Ferry Tour rankings for 2020.
If he is able to finish inside the top 10 at the completion of the Orange County National Championship in four weeks’ time he will regain at least partial exemption to the PGA Tour.
The leading ten players on the points table at the completion of events in October get the chance to play the secondary events on the PGA Tour in 2021 with the full Korn Ferry Tour points table now carried over until the 2021 season
“It’s surreal right now; it’s been a hard road over the last couple of years,” Drewitt told the PGA Tour. “This year has been a rollercoaster.
“When I got to the PGA TOUR, I led in ball-striking out here [in 2016]. I just trusted that I still had it, even if it might not show in my stats. And then the putts started dropping and that’s just the way it goes.”
Drewitt’s win follows three weeks after the breakthrough victory of West Australian Curtis Luck on the Korn Ferry Tour.