Sometimes, even good golf doesn’t suffice to make it on the PGA Tour.
This week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship is an example. Two players didn’t finish the second round Friday because play was suspended for darkness. This delayed the inevitable, but it seemed as though shooting two rounds at Port Royal, Southampton, Bermuda, gave them pros and attaboys. Also, they won’t get paid for their efforts.
It took at least 6 people to figure out that you would have weekend plans. These guys are good, as the old saying goes.
Scott Gutschewski is the only one who made it through the 36-hole cut. He’s making his last start on a major medical extension. To keep his card, the 46-year old journeyman pro shot 1-under 70 and 7-under 135 respectively. To move up to the top in the major medical category, he must earn 131 FedEx Cup Points. A solo fourth is required. He must earn 131 FedEx Cup points with a solo fourth or better to move up the major medical category, or a tie for 38th or better to continue playing in the Nos.
Caleb Surratt (18 years old) was the round of the day that made the cut. He birdied the last three holes to record a 64 in the second round and to make the cut in his Tour debut.
These are some of the notables who were not so lucky.