WATCH: PGA Tour Pro Makes Cut After Hitting Shot Off His Knees

Wesley Bryan kept his hopes of a PGA Tour card alive with one of the most ridiculous finishes you will ever see

Bryan hits a shot from his knees
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The battle of keeping your PGA Tour card can be a struggle at the best of times and, for Wesley Bryan, a shot from off his knees at the Valspar Championship, could be the difference in him keeping his PGA Tour card and losing it, as the American made the cut bang on the number on Friday.

Playing in his final event on a major medical exemption, Bryan would need to par the final two holes of his second round to make it to the weekend. If that wasn't enough pressure, the 31-year-old would then need to finish in 51st alone to secure his conditional Tour status, with a finish of sixth alone meaning he keeps his card.  

It seemed though that the chance of making it to Saturday and Sunday had slipped by for the PGA Tour winner, as his tee shot on the par-3 8th, his 17th, found some tree trouble. What followed next though, can only be described as a ridiculous finish! 

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Getting down on his knees to play the shot, Bryan managed to advance his ball out and avoid the greenside bunkers. From there, he pitched to 2 feet and cleaned up for a bogey four. 

Now needing a birdie at the last, the American would find the fairway before sticking his wedged approach to 3-feet before rolling in the birdie putt to make the cut bang on the line at Innisbrook.

Going in to the weekend, Bryan will start in a share of 49th place, with a whopping 23 other players also on the three-under-par mark.

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Bryan hasn't achieved a PGA Tour top-10 since the John Deere Classic

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As well as Bryan, there have also recently been stories of PGA Tour professionals keeping their card in extremely tense circumstances. Just a few weeks ago, Ryan Brehm was playing the Puerto Rico Open which also just happened to be the last event of his medical exemption.

Coming into the tournament, Brehm needed a runner-up finish to keep his PGA Tour status for 2022. However, the American would go one better and actually secure the title in Puerto Rico. Because of the win, he earned a two-year exemption on the Tour, as well as a $666,000 pay cheque.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x