Curtis Luck – one of the Australians still with hope
The door remains open for several Australians to claim a PGA Tour card for next season following the completion of the second event of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, the Boise Open, this morning and one has walked through to reclaim his card.
With just next week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Newburgh in Indiana remaining, the leading 25 on the Finals money list and not having gained a card via the regular season will earn the right to play on the big stage beginning September and, amongst those at present, are three Australians.
Cameron Percy finished 11th at this week’s event in Boise in Idaho and slipped from 10th to 12th but it would seem he is now all but assured of a return to the PGA Tour.
Given Percy spent some time off the tour earlier this season, having broken a wrist, it is a welcome boost to the 45 year old’s career.
By missing the cut this week, Curtis Luck dropped from 6th to 15th and would appear to need a made cut in Newburgh next week if he is to return to the PGA Tour which he played for the first time in 2019.
Jamie Arnold, who agonisingly missed locking up his card last week when faltering over the closing stages in the opening event of the Finals, missed the cut this week and dropped to 18th in the standings and he too appears to need to make the cut this week and perhaps finish midfield or better.
By finishing 25th this week Cameron Davis improved to 34th in the standings and if he can finish perhaps inside the top fifteen next week or better then he has a chance of regaining his PGA Tour card following a rookie season there this year.
Brett Coletta missed the cut this week for the second week in a row and now faces the task of finishing perhaps 5th or better this week.
There are many variables and permutations to play out this coming week but there is still the opportunity for two or three more Australians to be playing the PGA Tour next season.
In April this year l fell over and fractured my wrist. I thought my life as a golfer were over. Today l played my way back onto the Pgatour which is an absolute privilege. Pretty happy right now!!
— cameron percy (@cameronpercy1) August 26, 2019