It took until the third round of his 42nd start but New South Welshmen Brett Drewitt has secured his return tot he PGA TOUR.
The final day of the Korn Ferry Tour regular season is one of the most emotionally-charged in all of golf. Lives are changed and dreams are dashed yet for 25 players their drive to reach golf’s grandest stage is realised.
It is a stage that Drewitt has reached once before 2017 but the Inverell native has now earned a second crack and he did so in dramatic fashion.
Beginning the week of the Pinnacle Bank Championship 22nd on the moneylist, Drewitt strung together a round of four consecutive birdies in a second round of 4-under 67 to make the cut.
By doing so he all but guaranteed his place in the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season but the 30-year-old endured a nervous wait to see whether he could hold his position.
Weekend rounds of 74-74 saw Drewitt finish tied for 63rd but dropped only two spots to end the regular season that began in January 2020 in 24th place and safely inside the 25.
The highlight of Drewitt’s season was a maiden Korn Ferry Tour title at the Lincoln Land Championship last September and he finished inside the top-25 on 12 occasions and was top-10 seven times, winning $US319,164 in the process.
Curtis Luck is the only other Australian to qualify for the korn Ferry Tour finals having finished the regular season in 67th position and will be vying for one of 25 further PGA TOUR cards to be handed out at the completion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
The PGA TOUR regular season also concluded over the weekend with Adam Scott’s playoff near-miss at the Wyndham Championship propelling him into the FedEx Cup Playoff’s along with five fellow Aussies (Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Cam Davis and Jason Day.)
Victorian Bryden Macpherson recorded his best finish on the European Tour with a tie for 21st at the Cazoo Classic at London Golf Club and David McKenzie shot at 67 in the final round to finish tied for sixth at the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic.
As the men’s seasons are reaching their conclusion the women are gearing up for their final major of the year, this week’s AIG Women’s Open.
Kiwi Lydia Ko continued her strong Olympic form to finish runner-up at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open with Ladies European Tour regular Whitney Hillier the best of the Aussies in a tie for 15th, a continuation of her good results in the Rose Ladies Series.
In the US Robyn Choi enhanced her chances of graduating to the LPGA Tour in 2022 with a third-place finish at the Four Winds Invitational on the Symetra Tour.
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
Winner Kevin Kisner 65-68-66-66—265 $US1.152m
T2 Adam Scott 66-70-64-65—265 $389,440
T37 Cameron Percy 67-67-68-70—272 $26,560
T70 Matt Jones 69-68-69-74—280 $12,992
MC John Senden 67-71—138
MC Rhein Gibson 66-72—138
MC Aaron Baddeley 73-72—145
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