25 players secure 2015 PGA Tour Cards at Tour Portland Open

PORTLAND, ORE. – The first 25 of 50 available PGA TOUR membership cards for the 2014-15 season were secured today at the Tour’s final Regular Season event, the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft.

An additional 25 cards will be on the line at the four-event Tour Finals, which begin Thursday with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind. These 25 cards will be based on money earned in the Finals.

Carlos Ortiz earned the most money during the Regular Season and carries his earnings, as do the other 24 card earners, over to the Finals, where their positions on the priority ranking list, used to set PGA TOUR fields each week, will be finalized.

The top 25 who secured their 2014-15 PGA TOUR playing privileges are:

Pos. Name (2014 wins) Residence (native of, if not U.S.) College Age
1 Carlos Ortiz  (3) R Dallas, Texas (Mexico) U. of North Texas 23
2 Andrew Putnam (1) R University Place, Wash. Pepperdine U. 25
3 Zack Sucher (1) R Birmingham, Ala. U. of Alabama-Birmingham 27
4 Adam Hadwin (1) R Abbotsford, B.C., Canada U. of Louisville 26
5 Justin Thomas R Goshen, Ky. U. of Alabama 21
6 Alex Cejka (1) Munich, Germany 43
7 Blayne Barber (1) R Auburn, Ala. Auburn U. 24
8 Tony Finau (1) R Lehi, Utah 24
9 Jason Gore Valencia, Calif. Pepperdine U. 40
10 Steven Alker (1) Fountain Hills, Ariz. (New Zealand) 43
11 Andres Gonzales (1) Olympia, Wash UNLV 31
12 Jon Curran (1) R Tequesta, Fla. Vanderbilt 27
13 Derek Fathauer Jupiter, Fla. U. of Louisville 28
14 Cameron Percy (1) Raleigh, N.C. (Australia) 40
15 Daniel Berger R Jupiter, Fla. Florida State U. 21
16 Jonathan Randolph R Brandon, Miss. U. of Mississippi 26
17 Max Homa (1) R Valencia, Calif. USC 23
18 Mark Hubbard R San Jose, Calif. San Jose State 25
19 Steve Wheatcroft (1) Jacksonville, Fla. Indiana U. 36
20 Ryan Armour Jupiter, Fla. Ohio State U. 38
21 Byron Smith (1) R Palm Desert, Calif. Pepperdine U. 33
22 Bill Lunde Las Vegas, Nev. UNLV 38
23 Fabian Gomez Resistencia Chaco, Argentina 36
24 Roger Sloan (1) R Houston, Texas (Canada) U. of Texas-El Paso 27
25 Kyle Reifers Atlanta, Ga. Wake Forest U. 30

            *PGA TOUR rookie in 2014-15

The top 25 will be joined at the Finals by those PGA TOUR players who finished 126-200 in the FedExCup standings (less exemptions), plus several players who have either medical exemptions or earned enough non-member FedExCup points to finish within the 126-200 range.

The 50 card earners will join the PGA TOUR for the 2014-15 season, which begins in October.

Kyle Reifers was the one player who began the week outside the top 25 (No. 27) and played his way in. Dropping out of the top 25 was last week’s No. 25 Sebastian Cappelen. The margin of difference was $1,463.

Fourteen of today’s 25 card earners will be rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15, including the top five.


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