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Much at Stake for Australians in Korn Ferry Tour Final

Curtis Luck appears to need a finish inside the top 35 this week to be back on the PGA Tour next season. (Photo: Getty Images Rob Carr)
While there was a lot of hype and interest in the outcome of the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship last week, the equivalent event this week on the Korn Ferry Tour in Newburgh in Indiana could well provide even greater intrigue as many of those involved are playing for their mere survival in professional golf and not,  as was the case in Atlanta, just boosting their massive riches.

Amongst that group are several Australians and while Rhein Gibson and Cameron Percy are already assured of a return to the PGA Tour in 2020 courtesy of their efforts on the Korn Ferry Tour thus far in 2019, Curtis Luck, Jamie Arnold and Cameron Davis have more work to do if they are to join their fellow countrymen.

The three-event Korn Ferry Tour Final Series provides one last opportunity to qualify for the potential cash cow that is the PGA Tour in 2020 but in order for those players mentioned there are many permutations before the dust settles on Sunday and PGA Tour cards are handed out.

West Australian, Curtis Luck, currently stands in 15th place in the rankings and with the leading 25 earning cards on Sunday then it would seem a top 35 or better will be enough to get the job done for the West Australian.

US based Sydney golfer, Jamie Arnold, who so agonisingly missed out on securing his card via the first event of the Finals in Ohio two weeks ago, is currently in 18th place in the standings and gets another chance to join the PGA Tour for the first time but he likely needs a top 25 or better this week.

Sydney’s Cameron Davis improved his standing last week to 34th with a good finish last week and appears to need a top 10 this week to be assured while for Victorian Brett Coletta, who narrowly missed out on graduating via the regular season, he has missed the cut in the opening two events of the Finals and now will need a 5th place or better in the final event of the season.  

Percy and Gibson have the luxury of playing the US1 Million event safe in the knowledge that they are on the way to next season's PGA Tour which starts at the Greenbrier Classic in two weeks' time but that will not stop them wanting to take full advantage of one last chance to sign off their 2019 Korn Ferry Tour season in style.


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