Tuesday 22 May 2018

Seamus Power just misses out on PGA Tour card after falling victim to unlucky rule at Wyndham Championship

13 August 2016; Seamus Power of Ireland plays his second shot on the 18th during Round 3 of the Men's Strokeplay competition at the Olympic Golf Course, Barra de Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
13 August 2016; Seamus Power of Ireland plays his second shot on the 18th during Round 3 of the Men's Strokeplay competition at the Olympic Golf Course, Barra de Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Waterford golfer Seamus Power will compete in the Web.com Tour finals next month looking to keep his PGA Tour card, after coming up agonisingly short of automatically retaining his status.

Power was the victim of the MDF (Made cut but did not finish ) rule, which kicks in if more than 78 players make the cut at the 36-hole mark of a tournament, as happened at last weekend's Wyndham Championship.

In this case, another cut took place after 54 holes, and Power missed out.

The missed cut proved extremely costly for Power, as it placed his final Fedex Cup ranking at 130, just five places off retaining his tour card.

Power must now compete at the Web.com Tour finals, which starts on September 3, where he will hope to perform well enough to stay on the PGA Tour.

Power also represented Ireland at the Rio Olympics alongside Padraig Harrington.

Shane Lowry also finished outside the top 125 (he was 127th), but retains his tour card due to the exemption he received after winning the 2016 Bridgestone Invitational.

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