Davis earns PGA Tour card following Web.com result
Cameron Davis has played his way onto PGA Tour next year following a stellar final day result at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.
Davis, who has made a name for himself with blazing late finishes in tournaments, carded rounds of 67, 66 at the weekend to finish third and just a shot outside the title playoff.
Cameron Davis (Credit: Anthony Powter)
The $US68,000 ($A92,500) he earned at the first of four season-ending Web.com Tour playoffs events boosted him from 34th to 9th on the Web.com Tour’s money list, enough to secure a spot in the Final 25 money earners, who earn PGA Tour cards.
Players ranked from 26-100 on the Web.Com money list had qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals, a set of four tournaments that also include PGA Tour players ranked 126-200 on the FedExCup standings, namely those who didn’t qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
The top-25 money-winners in these four tournaments will then earn their 2018-19 PGA Tour cards.
“It would be nice to play the next three weeks without having to think about it,” said Davis.
“But at the same time, even if I do sneak in there, I still want to play well over the next three weeks. I still really want to make the most of the next three events. It’s still really big tournaments and really strong fields, so I just want to make sure I can kind of keep it going and play well the next three events.”
Last November, Davis shot into the media spotlight when he fired a seven-under 64 on the final day to win the Australian Open and snatch victory from the likes of Cameron Davis, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth at The Australian in Sydney.
The 23-year-old followed that by winning on the Web.Com Tour at the Nashville Open in May, when he overcame a six-stroke deficit on the final day to claim the title.
Davis had a successful amateur career, winning the Australian Amateur in 2015 also at the Australian Golf Club and was a runner-up in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, behind Jin Cheng.
In 2016 he was part of the Australian team who won the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico and he also took out the individual trophy.
Davis turned pro in 2016, and under the watchful eye of his coach Khan Pullen and fitness coach Matt Green has steadily transferred into the paid ranks despite a few setbacks.
Davis qualified for the 2017 PGA Tour Canada by finishing fourth at Q-school. He was tied for 14th in his first event, the Freedom 55 Financial Open, but had a disappointing season, finishing 76th on the Tour’s rankings and lost his card.
Winning the Australian Open last November was the kickstart Davis needed and added to his status on the Web.com Tour for 2018 after reaching the final round of Q School all the way from First Stage.
Despite finishing too low at Q School to earn significant Web.com Tour privileges, Davis’ subsequent Nashville Golf Open win set up his season on the secondary tour in what has now become a truely an impressive progression onto the main tour.