South Africa’s Justin Harding was forced to wait and watch as his fate on the PGA TOUR was decided during the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
Rounds of 73 and 76 meant the one-time European Tour winner missed the cut as he looked to finish inside the top 25 in the finals series that would gain tour cards.
His projection bounced between 24 and 26 for most of the round before it settled in 26th place, meaning he would miss the mark by one.
DJ Trahan, Doug Ghim and Richy Werenski all played their way above Harding, who started the week in 13th, during the event.
‘Credit to the guys that played their way in @KornFerryTour @tourchampulf,’ Harding wrote on social media. ‘Some unbelievable performances down the stretch under huge pressure.’
A T7 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
set him up for a solid run, but a 74 in the third round of the Boise Open made him settle for a T43 result – which left him needing more points in the finale. A missed cut coupled with strong results from those deep in the field had him narrowly missing out.
Presumably, Harding will resume work on the European Tour where he gained full status after winning in Qatar earlier in the year. He is ranked 53rd in the world.