Paul Barjon at the start of the first of three tournaments to save his right to play!

After finishing far beyond the 125th qualifying place for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, synonymous with the right to play for the 2023 PGA Tour season, Paul Barjon launches from Thursday in pursuit of the last places put into play. on the great American circuit.

The catch-up session Paul Barjon is going through Idaho this week with the Albertsons Boise Open!

He will be at the start this Thursday of the first of three Korn Ferry Tour Finals tournaments. Events where 150 players find themselves with the knife between their teeth to win their place on the PGA Tour next season, or simply to improve their playing rights.

Indeed among the first 75 of the regular season of the Korn Ferry Tour, 25 are already guaranteed to play at the next level in the coming months. The latter will nevertheless try to score valuable points to progress in the classification of “25”.

The others, 50 players from the Korn Ferry Tour and 75 “demoted” from the PGA Tour, evolve in a different classification, established simply from their results in these last three tournaments. More info here.

Barjon in the starting blocks

The objective for these 125 players is to finish among the top 25 in order to win or regain a PGA Tour membership card and thus integrate as many tournaments as possible during the next season which begins in mid-September.

This is the case of Paul Barjon after a season which he himself considers disappointing. The French will therefore start this Thursday at 12:52 local time from hole n ° 10 of the Hillcrest Country Club (par 71) in Boise, Idaho, in the company of two Americans, Chase Seiffert and Anders Albertson.

Last year, Barjon, who played these events with less pressure since he was already assured of having the right to play, had finished the tournament in 73rd place at -4. He had returned two cards over par during the 1st and last rounds (72.73) and had distinguished himself during the 2nd and 3rd rounds (67.68). The winner Greyson Sigg won at -19.

Min Woo Lee wants to join his sister

Among the players to follow during these KFT Finals, note the presence of Min Woo Lee. The Australian winner of the Scottish Open in 2021 has only made three cuts of the twelve PGA Tour tournaments he has played this season. Each time in major (14th in the Masters, 27th in the US Open and 21st in The Open).

Determined to continue his progress, he also wants to get closer to his sister, double major winner, Minjee Lee. The world number 2 has been evolving for several seasons now on the LPGA Tour.

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