The American circuit distributed this Monday, December 18, five cards for the 2024 season. Four of the five lucky ones will discover the PGA Tour in 2024.
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27 years old, 33 tournaments on the PGA Tour, 367th in the world A rookie last year, the Australian failed to retain his playing rights by finishing 129th in the FedEx Cup.
If he already had conditional status for 2024, the one who went through the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022 regained full status thanks to his overwhelming victory at the cards. But he will have to do better than in 2023 where he only signed one top 10.
The 27-year-old will be able to draw on his little experience among the elite: 33 tournaments played (20 missed cuts). Harrison Endycott admitted during the season that he was “tired of feeling bad all the time” because of alcohol.
He had in fact explained that he had tried to compensate for the stress of a first season with alcoholic drinks, before weaning himself off during the year. Trace Crowe
27 years old, 3 tournaments on the PGA Tour, 234th in the world The American was in a very good position after two laps during the Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) final.
33rd in the order of merit before the event and projected in the top 30 halfway through, he collapsed during the weekend, losing his chance to climb on the PGA Tour, unlike Paul Barjon. It is now just a bad memory for Trace Crowe, once a winner on the KFT in 2023, thanks to his second place on the cards.
For the first time in his career, he will be a member of the PGA Tour. Blaine Hale
26 years old, no tournament on the PGA Tour, 4 120th in the world From the anonymity of an American mini-tour to the best circuit in the world, this is the big gap that Blaine Hale will experience.
The American had started playing cards without the slightest status. He will play on the PGA Tour in 2024! University champion in 2017 with Oklahoma State, he turned pro at the end of 2019, just before the COVID crisis. The 26-year-old has almost no experience at the highest level.
He has only played one tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour in… 2022. Hayden Springer
26 years old, 4 tournaments on the PGA, 486th in the world Hayden Springer earned a full category on the Korn Ferry Tour after winning the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit.
He ultimately won't need it since he will make the leap directly to the PGA Tour. The Nashville native won two of the seven tournaments played on the Canadian satellite circuit in 2023. Winning this card also allowed him to smile again.
The American in fact lost his 3-year-old daughter last month, suffering from Down syndrome. “It was inevitable, but she was strong, she was a fighter. We always said she had the strength of heart, and that will always be engraved in our memories.
» Raul Pereda
27 years old, 1 tournament on the PGA, 891st in the world There will be a Mexican on the PGA Tour in 2024. It will be Raul Pereda. Until now a member of the PGA Tour Latinoamérica, the former student at the University of Jacksonville will also play his very first season on the American circuit.
He was able to take part in an event in his young career among the world elite, the Mexico Open 2023. The native of Cordoba finished 60th after an excellent 65 (-6) at the opening of the tournament.