Curtis Luck’s victory in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship secured several PGA Tour and Web.com Tour starts via sponsor’s exemptions.
And he took full advantage of those opportunities. Two weeks after tying for 41st in the Masters Tournament, Luck, 21, of Australia, made the cut in six of 10 PGA Tour events, including a tie for fifth in the Quicken Loans National.
But Luck, who made his professional debut two weeks after the Masters, won’t need to rely on wild-card spots in 2018. Luck, who defeated Brad Dalke, 6 and 4, in the 2016 U.S. Amateur final at Oakland Hills Country Club, earned his 2018 Web.com Tour card by tying for third in the Final Qualifying Tournament that concluded on Sunday at Whirlwind Golf Club’s Devil’s Claw and Cattail courses in Chandler, Ariz. He posted a 72-hole total of 22-under-par 266, finishing six strokes behind medalist Lee McCoy, a former University of Georgia All-America who was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team.
All four of Luck’s rounds were in the 60s, including an 8-under 64 in Friday’s second round.