Pamps earns return ticket to 2015/16 PGA Tour

Queensland’s Rod Pampling will return to the PGA Tour for the 2015/16 season, after finishing inside the Top 25 on the Web.Com money list following the completion of the Portland Open at the weekend.

Pampling finished in 17th place after just 9 events, winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am alongside two other top-10 finishes.

Rod Pampling Rod Pampling (Credit: Anthony Powter)

An additional 25 cards will be on the line at the four-event Tour Finals, which begin on Thursday September 10th with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

These second 25 cards will be based on money earned solely in the Finals and a host of Australians will be hoping to catch fire over the coming month to join Pampling on Tour next season.

Patton Kizzire earned the most money during the Regular Season (US$518,241) and carries his earnings, as do the other 24 card earners, over to the Finals, where positions on the priority ranking list used to set PGA TOUR fields each week will be finalised.

46-year old Dicky Pride captured the Portland Open in the regular season finale, moving up to fifth on the money list and returning to the PGA TOUR for the 2015-16 season.

The 45-year-old Queenslander has won twice on the PGA TOUR, at the 2004 International and 2006 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.