25 players earn PGA TOUR status via Korn Ferry Tour Finals
September 04, 2022
By Staff , PGATOUR.COM
- September 04, 2022
The 25 PGA TOUR Card Ceremony at Korn Ferry Tour Championship
NEWBURGH, Indiana – The three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals, along with the 26-event 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season, concluded Sunday evening at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, as the second set of 25 PGA TOUR cards were awarded in a ceremony on No. 18 green at Victoria National Golf Club.
The top 25 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Eligibility Points List earned PGA TOUR cards for the 2022-23 season, which begins Thursday, September 15 at the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. This year’s Finals 25 is a mix of players earning their first TOUR card and others either retaining or improving their TOUR status for the upcoming season.
The Finals 25 features 12 rookies: Dean Burmester, Eric Cole, Austin Eckroat, Thomas Detry, Nicolas Echavarria, Tano Goya, Brent Grant, Philip Knowles, Matti Schmid, Sam Stevens, Kyle Westmoreland, Carson Young.
Justin Suh, who earned his first PGA TOUR card at the regular season finale three weeks ago, won the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, vaulting him to No. 1 in both the season-long points race and the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Eligibility Points List. By virtue of sweeping the No. 1 rankings, Suh will have fully exempt status for the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, an exemption for the 2023 PLAYERS Championship and, for the first time in history, an exemption for the 2023 U.S. Open.
Scroll below to learn about The Finals 25.KORN FERRY TOUR THE FINALS 25
RANK PLAYER COMMENT 1 Will Gordon 2 David Lingmerth 3 Austin Eckroat 4 Philip Knowles 5 Michael Gligic 6 Dean Burmester 7 Eric Cole 8 Joseph Bramlett 9 Austin Cook 10 Nick Hardy 11 Henrik Norlander 12 Ben Martin 13 Ryan Armour 14 Nicholas Lindheim 15 Brent Grant 16 Carson Young 17 Thomas Detry 18 Scott Harrington 19 Tano Goya 20 Nico Echavarria 21 Sam Stevens 22 Matti Schmid 23 Brice Garnett 24 Brian Stuard 25 Kyle Westmoreland
Kyle Westmoreland earned the No. 25 spot with 153.5 points accrued across the Finals.
Players who fell just short of PGA TOUR cards via The Finals 25 ...
26. Joey Garber (149 points)
27. Hurly Long (128 points)
28. Patrick Fishburn (127.769 points)
29. Satoshi Kodaira (126 points)
30. Sean O'Hair (120 points)
31. Vaughn Taylor (116 points)
32. Norman Xiong (114.5 points)
33. William McGirt (106.6 points)
34. Aaron Baddeley (101.269 points)
These players will all be fully exempt on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour.
Garber, Fishburn and Xiong are exempt via the top-75 on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Eligibility Points List; Kodaira is exempt via Nos. 126-150 on the 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List.
Long, O'Hair, Taylor, McGirt and Baddeley receive fully exempt status via the "floor of five" category for the top five finishers on the Finals Eligibility Points List outside The Finals 25, not otherwise exempt.