Can Will Zalatoris Finally Earn His PGA Tour Card?

The American is still a member of the Korn Ferry Tour, although that could change this weekend...

Can Will Zalatoris Finally Earn His PGA Tour Card
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The American is still a member of the Korn Ferry Tour, although that could change this weekend...

Can Will Zalatoris Finally Earn His PGA Tour Card?

Will Zalatoris has been one of the best golfers on the planet over the past six months and he is now in contention to win his first Major title at The Masters this weekend.

The World No.46 has made his last 11 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour but, staggeringly, he is not yet a member of the premier golf circuit.

He has been on a meteoric rise since June 2019 when he was outside of the world's top 1,000.

The American, who finished T6th at the 2020 US Open, managed to bag a few starts on the PGA Tour following his performance at Winged Foot and he has not looked back since.

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Zalatoris is officially still a Korn Ferry Tour player, although he has not played on the second-tier US circuit since September.

If he were to win this week, he would finally earn a PGA Tour card and all of the FedEx Cup points he has accrued this season would be attributed to him.

He would be 4th in the standings with a Major victory at Augusta National.

He is aiming to emulate Danny Willett who won his maiden PGA Tour title with a Major victory at The Masters in 2016.

The 24-year-old is also aiming to emulate his fellow 'Z' in Fuzzy Zoeller, who was the last debutant to win The Masters in 1979.

"I wanted to be here my entire life," Zalatoris said of The Masters.

"Some people shy away from that, but I'm excited to be here. I've wanted to be here forever. 

"There's no reason to feel intimidated now. I made it to here.

"And obviously the job is not done by any means, but I think standing on the first tee and hearing your name called, that's something that every kid dreams of. "

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x