Monday, October 25, 2010

DeLaet secures PGA Tour card for 2011 season


Weyburn, Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet has secured his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.

The 28-year old DeLaet, who currently sits 98th on the Tour's money list with one event remaining on the season, was able to secure his card with an 18th place finish at this past weekend's Justin Timberlake Shriners Open in Las Vegas. He has earned $950,000 this season, placing him as the top Canadian on the Tour in 2010, ahead of both Stephen Ames and Mike Weir. The top 125 players maintain PGA Tour privileges.

DeLaet becomes the first Canadian rookie in over a decade to retain his Tour card. In comparison, Weir finished 133rd in his rookie campaign.

DaLaet had a late season surge in the PGA Tour's Fall Series that included a pair of top 10 finishes. He finished in a tie for fifth at the Viking Classic and a tie for sixth at the Open.

His best finish of the season was a tie for third at the Shell Houston Open. It was the best performance by any Canadian on Tour in 2010.

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