Jason Scrivener – file photo Bruce Young
The final stage of qualifying for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour begins in Georgia on Thursday and while all 149 of those who have made it to the final are assured of some level of status on the Korn Ferry Tour next season there is still a lot to play for this week.
The final finishing positions in this week’s 72 hole event will determine just where players stand in regards to their priority ranking on what is essentially the ‘feeder’ tour for the 2023 PGA tour.
The following outlines just what is being played for at the Landings Club in Savannah.
- The medalist (and ties) this week receive fully exempt status on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour.
- Finishers 2-10 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first 12 events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season.
- Finishers 11-40 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first eight events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season.
- The remainder of the field receives conditional status on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour.
Two Australasians have made it into the final field following the completion of Stage Two Qualifying two weeks ago and they will be joined by another who qualifies for the final via this year’s Korn ferry Tour.
Perth’s Jason Scrivener and Sydney’s Justin Warren have done well to earn a card of some sort but their task this week will be to finish as high up to ensure as many guaranteed starts as possible in order to position themselves for one of the 25 2023 PGA Tour cards handed out at the completion of the regular 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season.
Scrivener has continued to build on his impressive European Tour record in 2021 and currently stands in 15th place in the Road to Dubai, thus qualifying to play the season ending DP World Championship in two weeks’ time.
Scrivener has yet to win on the European Tour but has been runner-up (Abu Dhabi) and 3rd (Denmark) this season, highlighting the progression he has made and the quality of player he is.
Warren, from Picton just outside of Sydney, played collegiate golf in the USA in both Arizona and Arkansas before qualifying to play the PGA Tour of Australasia while still an amateur.
Like so many other young players at his stage of a professional career, however, the 26 year old has been hamstrung by the lack of opportunities Covid has caused although earlier this year he did finish runner-up in one of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Tier Two events, the Moonah Links PGA Classic.
Harrison Endycott was a member of Australia’s Eisenhower Trophy winning team in 2016 but has struggled to make the immediate progress in the professional ranks that many felt he would although as a result of finishing inside the top 100 on this season’s Korn Ferry Tour points table he is already assured of reasonable status next season but is no doubt looking for a greater level of surety in terms of starts in 2022.
Endycott has failed to make the weekend in his last ten starts in 2021 but he has shown enough on occasions over his four years in professional golf to suggest he will make the grade eventually.