It took longer than he hoped, but Bryson DeChambeau will have a PGA Tour card in his pocket next season.
DeChambeau won his first event on the Web.com Tour, coincidentally the first event of the Web.com Tour Finals. Though the series of events will finish weeks from now, DeChambeau will have earned enough money during the process to earn his Tour card.
The 2015 U.S. Amateur champion tried the Jordan Spieth method to earning a Tour card earlier this year, by using sponsor’s exemptions to earn enough money or retroactive FedEx Cup points. Falling short of the number he needed, DeChambeau took to the Web.com Tour and will not spend much more time there following his playoff victory Sunday.
The 2016-2017 PGA Tour season begins at the Safeway Open Oct. 13, an event that earned more popularity last week when Tiger Woods announced he plans to return to the PGA Tour at that event. For more on the “Jordan Spieth method” to joining the PGA Tour, check out the podcast below.