Canadian golfer Ben Silverman took an enormous step towards reclaiming his PGA Tour card by capturing the Korn Ferry Tour’s the Bahamas Nice Exuma Basic in a playoff on Wednesday.
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After making a double bogey on the par-5 18th to drop right into a tie with American Cody Blick, the native of Thornhill, Ont. needed to regroup to play No. 18 once more.
This time, he made a brief putt for par whereas Blick double bogeyed to present the Canadian the crown within the tour’s second occasion of the season.
Silverman informed the tour broadcast he nearly broke down strolling up the 18th fairway the primary time.
“I received manner forward of myself in my head considering I had received the match,” he mentioned. “It labored out in the long run.”
The 35-year-old Silverman, who shot 15 below for the match, was taking part in on a sponsor’s exemption after dropping full standing final 12 months.
Silverman made it to the PGA Tour via the Korn Ferry Tour for the 2017-18 season — and stayed on the highest circuit for 2 seasons earlier than dropping his standing.
The highest 25 gamers on the finish of the Korn Ferry Tour common season earn PGA Tour playing cards for the next season.
It was Silverman’s second profession Korn Ferry title — he additionally received the 2017 Value Cutter Charity Championship.
Silverman earned $180,000 US for Wednesday’s win.