Tyrone van Aswegen has a good habit of playing the weekend on the PGA Tour and he was set for another cut made at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational after shooting 69 in the first round.
The 34-year-old calls Texas home and this week at Colonial Country Club he’s playing less than an hour’s drive from his bed.
Van Aswegen, who was born in Johannesburg, put local knowledge to good use on Thursday and shot one-under-par 69 to share 27th place early into the $6,7-million tournament.
America’s Bryce Molder led the pack with a round of six-under-par 64, followed by Anirban Lahiri, Patrick Reed, and Webb Simpson in a share of second.
Van Aswegen was not in contention, but played solid golf to climb into the thick of things. He made 10 cuts in 15 starts this season and ranks 100th in the FedEx Cup with a scoring average of 71.44.
He collected the biggest cheque of his career by finishing third at the Frys.com Open in October 2015, but this year he’s topped out in a share of 17th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
He continues to make chances for himself by playing the weekend. If he keeps knocking the door will eventually open.