Maybe it’s better not to know.
With two events remaining in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and with 25 PGA TOUR cards up for grabs, three Aussies enter the Albertsons Boise Open knowing exactly what’s required to earn promotion to the PGA TOUR in 2020.
There are a total of six Aussies and Kiwi Steven Alker playing at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho this week and while Rhein Gibson is already guaranteed elevation to the main tour, the calculators have been at the ready for Curtis Luck, Jamie Arnold and Cameron Percy.
Unable to retain his playing privileges in his rookie PGA TOUR season this year, Luck’s tie for seventh at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship last week earned the West Australian 165 points.
Statistical analysis by the PGA TOUR has projected that 200 Korn Ferry Tour points will be enough to finish the Tour Championship within the top 25, meaning Luck needs only a two-way tie for 38th or better in either of the two remaining tournaments to book a return to the top tour next year.
Arnold and Percy both finished tied 11th last week which, when the top 25 in the regular season standings were removed, saw them awarded 130 Korn Ferry Tour points.
If Arnold had played the final two holes last week in 1-over par he would already have earned a maiden PGA TOUR promotion, a feat both he and Percy can still achieve with a solo 25th finish or better in either of the final two events of the year.
Sitting 25th going into the final regular-season event, Brett Coletta missed the cut in the opening finals event so still requires 200 points in the next two events to progress to the PGA TOUR while Cameron Davis is in only a slightly better position having earned 10 Korn Ferry Tour points with his tie for 41st last week.
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