Burns Earns PGA Tour Card

by Aaron Hyder
Burns Earns PGA Tour Card

Baton Rouge, La.  – After finishing third at the Utah Championship last weekend, former LSU golfer Sam Burns has officially earned his PGA Tour card for the 2018-19 season.

The 2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year solidified his PGA Tour card with rounds of 67-63-68-64 at the Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour on his way to finishing in third place at 22-under par. Having only played in 10 events on the Web.com Tour this season, the Shreveport native sits sixth on the money list with $216,344 in earnings. What makes his top-10 money-list ranking even more impressive is that all of the other nine guys in the top 10 have played 15-plus events while Burns just played his 10th of the year.

In addition to his third place finish at the Utah Championship, Burns claimed medalist honors at the Savannah Golf Championship in April with a winning score of 21-under par that featured three consecutive rounds of 65 to register his first-career professional win.

Burns has split time this season between the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour this year. In 11 events played on the PGA Tour, he has made eight cuts and his best performance of the season came at the Honda Classic in late February when he earned a tie for eighth place. Two weeks after the Honda Classic, Burns registered a tie for 12th at the Valspar Championship. The latest PGA Tour event he competed at was the U.S. Open in mid-June; he made the cut and finished tied for 41st at the event. Burns has accrued $495,916 in prize money on the PGA Tour this season.

Burns is scheduled to tee it up this week on the Web.com Tour at the Pinnacle Bank Championship in Nebraska.