2017-18 PGA TOUR Medical Extensions
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM
Medical extensions in order of the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Eligibility Ranking.
• In the only start on his medical extension, Ben Crane missed the cut at the Safeway Open. He fell 84.294 FedExCup points shy. However, because he had already achieved conditional status, he will play out of no worse than Category No. 30 in the Eligibility Ranking for the remainder of the season.
• In the last start on his medical extension, Brian Davis missed the cut at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He fell 405.675 FedExCup points and $657,866 shy. He also fell short of securing conditional status by 270.150 FedExCup points. As a result, he will play out of Category 32 (via Veteran Membership) for the remainder of the season.
• In the fifth-to-last start on his Major Medical Extension, Ryan Palmer fulfilled its terms with a nine-way share of 20th place at the CareerBuilder Challenge. As a result, he will play out of no worse than Category No. 22 in the Eligibility Ranking for the remainder of the season.
• In the last start on his medical extension, Charlie Beljan missed the cut at the Genesis Open. He fell 448.100 FedExCup points and $679,337 shy. He also fell short of securing conditional status by 312.575 FedExCup points. As a result, he will play out of Category 32 (via Past Champion status) for the remainder of the season.
• Andrew Loupe missed the cut in all six starts on his Major Medical Extension and fell 260.349 FedExCup points shy. He also fell short of securing conditional status by 163.649 FedExCup points. As a result, he no longer has status on the PGA TOUR.
• In the last start on his medical extension in the reshuffle category, Michael Thompson fulfilled its terms with a four-way share of 14th place at the Houston Open. As a result, he will play out of no worse than Category No. 22 in the Eligibility Ranking for the remainder of the season.
• In the last start on his Non-exempt Medical Extension, Bronson Burgoon finished in an eight-way share of 24th place at the Houston Open. He fell 269.954 FedExCup points shy. As a Web.com Tour Finals graduate, he will remain in no worse than Category 26 this season.
^ - Qualified for conditional status if he fails to meet the terms on his medical.
% - If a golfer eligible on merit for a PGA TOUR event elects to play the PGA TOUR Champions the same week, he will be charged one start against his medical.
# - In the field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as of April 22.
|Golfer||Category||# played||FedExCup points earned*||$ earned||# remaining||FedExCup points remaining*||$ remaining|
|David Berganio, Jr.||Reshuffle||0||-||$0||7||-||$547,166|
* - Because the FedExCup points structure was modified for the 2016-17 season, when golfers on medicals granted to time missed before the conversion earn FedExCup points in a tournament in 2017-18, they will be credited with the values distributed through the 2015-16 season. Thus, both "FedExCup points scored" and "FedExCup points remaining" for these golfers reflect the distribution through 2015-16 and not actual FedExCup points earned that apply to their FedExCup ranking in the 2017-18 season.