New Faces on Tour: Who Earned Their PGA Tour Cards Through the Korn Ferry Tour?

By Ryan Watson

The Korn Ferry Tour, formerly known as the Tour, is the PGA Tour’s developmental tour. The tour has replaced the Q-School as a direct pathway for professional golfers to the PGA Tour. This can happen a couple of ways, with the rarest being the “battlefield promotion” that awards any player who wins 3 events immediate promotion to the PGA Tour for the rest of the year and the following year. The other PGA Tour cards are available for the top-25 golfers in the Korn Ferry Tour regular season points list, as well as the top-25 on the season ending Tour Finals. The Tour Finals is a series of 3 events open to the the top-75 on the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season standings, as well as members and non-members of the PGA Tour who finished the regular season ranked 126-200 on the FedEx Cup points list. The following are all 50 golfers who earned their 2019/2020 PGA Tour card through the Korn Ferry Tour. 


Top-25 in Regular Season Standings

1. Scottie Scheffler
2. Xinjun Zhang
3. Robby Shelton
4. Harry Higgs
5. Lanto Griffin
6. Mark Hubbard    
7. Ryan Brehm
8. Kristoffer Ventura
9. Henrik Norlander
10. Zac Blair    
11. Bo Hoag
12. Nelson Ledesma
13. Rhein Gibson
14. Chase Seiffert
15. Mark Anderson    
16. Scott Harrington
17. Michael Gligic
18. Sebastian Cappelen
19. Vincent Whaley    
20. Rafael Campos    
21. Vince Covello    
22. Michael Gellerman    
23. Maverick McNealy    
24. Tyler McCumber    
25. Tim Wilkinson


Top-25 in Korn Ferry Tour Finals 

1. Matthew NeSmith
2. Tom Lewis
3. Brandon Hagy
4. Kramer Hickok    
5. Fabián Gómez    
6. Viktor Hovland
7. Brendon Todd
8. Beau Hossler
9. Ben Taylor
10. Anirban Lahiri    
11. Grayson Murray
12. Tyler Duncan    
13. David Hearn    
14. Bronson Burgoon
15. Chris Baker
16. Robert Streb
17. Tom Hoge
18. Cameron Percy
19. Hank Lebioda
20. Rob Oppenheim
21. Cameron Davis
22. Joseph Bramlett
23. Doug Ghim
T24. D.J. Trahan
T24. Richy Werenski

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.


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