Aust Open champ Davis earns PGA tour card

Australian Open champion Cameron Davis has earned his US PGA Tour card for next season via the developmental Tour.

27-Aug-2018 By Australian Associated Press
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Young Australian golf star Cameron Davis is headed to the US PGA Tour next season after a trademark weekend charge ensured his promotion from the secondary Tour.

Davis made his name on home soil when he shot seven-under 64 on the final day to win the Australian Open from the likes of Jason Day and Jordan Spieth at The Australian last November.

Now the 23-year-old from Sydney is set to hit the world stage after yet another blazing finish.

Already the winner of the Nashville Open in May, when he overcame a six-stroke deficit on the final day, Davis shot rounds of 67, 66 at the weekend to finish third, just one shot outside a title playoff at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.

The $US68,000 ($A92,500) he earned at the first of four season-ending tour playoffs events boosted him from 34th to ninth on the Tour's money list, enough to secure a spot in the Finals 25 who earn earn US tour cards.

"Any good week will get you in but you've got four of them as well, so you don't have to do it all the first week," Davis told of the Finals.

"I just kept on telling myself, 'You don't have to rush and do it all now, but if you play really well, take what you get'.

"So I did end up playing really well over the last couple of days and it's nice to be where I am."

With three events remaining, countryman Curtis Luck, the 2016 US Amateur champion, is well-placed to join Davis on the main tour after a tie for fifth in Columbus continued his strong finish to the season.

He had tied sixth in the previous event in Portland to sneak into the playoffs.

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