7 Dec 2010

No NZ golfers on PGA Tour

10:38 am on 7 December 2010

There will be no New Zealand golfers on next year's US PGA Tour.

Josh Geary, Danny lee and Tim Wilkinson didn't make it into the top 25 after the final round of the PGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida to earn their PGA Tour cards, but were within the next 50 to gain full playing rights to the Nationwide Tour.

Geary shot a two-over 74 in his final round at the Crooked Cat course at Orange National to finish tied for 50th on five-under par for the gruelling six rounds.

Lee also shot two-over 74 on the same course to finish in a share of 64th on three-under to add Nationwide Tour rights to his European Tour card.

Wilkinson fired a one-under 71 in the final round today to join Lee in qualifying for the Nationwide Tour, which will come as some relief after he lost his PGA Tour card this year following a medical exemption.