25 players secure 2015 PGA Tour Cards at Web.com 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 Web.com 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 Web.com 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.