Sep 17th, 2016
Beef leading the Web.com
Two shot lead at halfway stage
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Beef made a late bogey but still carded an 8-under 63 on Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the Albertsons Boise Open, the second of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
Beef has only played in four PGA Tour events this season (including the Open) but did well enough to qualify for the 2016 Web.com Tour Finals, the four-tournament series where 25 more 2016-17 PGA Tour cards can be won.
With his T8 at Royal Troon, Beef would’ve finished between 126th and 200th on the FedEx Cup points list this season if he had been a PGA Tour member. It was this that earned him his finals spot on the Web.com tour.
Beef is now properly on the hunt for his full PGA Tour card. Last week at the DAP Championship he tied for 28th, but now he is ripping it up.
Friday’s 63 was an astounding round of 10 birdies, and two bogeys, and puts him on top of the leaderboard with a two shot advantage over Scott Stallings and Miquel Angel Carballo. In fourth place is one Sam Ryder! Now that’s a name to reckon with.
Beef said of his round:“I was just a bit more dialed in and I think just played slightly better. It was three shots different from yesterday and sometimes it can be such a small difference.”
“You always want to come over and play because there are so many good events,” said Beef about getting on the PGA Tour. “It’s where you want to play. You see the top guys in the world, they’ll play the four majors, the four World Golf Championships, like that, and then pick the best ones around there like The Players, Wentworth back home, Scottish Open, Irish Open, and others here. ... if you build a schedule playing that year in and year out is great and that’s what you want to be doing.”
Go Beef! We want to see you properly take on the PGA Tour next season.