Bezuidenhout a step closer to winning PGA Tour card

Three birdies and a bogey on Saturday put Christiaan Bezuidenhout within touching distance of his PGA Tour playing card for the 2021-22 season as he carded a two-under-par 70 in the third round of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

He might have slipped four places on the leaderboard into a share of 14th, but he is projected to finish 16th on the Finals 25 listing, from which the top 25 not already exempt will win their PGA Tour cards. He is seven-under-par for the tournament which is being led by American Trey Mullinax on 14-under by one from countryman Joseph Bramlett.

Bezuidenhout made a bogey early on in his round on the second, but birdies on eight and nine saw him turn in one-under-par. Another birdie on the 10th saw him move to two-under, and he stayed on that for the rest of the round with eight consecutive pars.

The other South African in the field, Dawie van der Walt, slipped 18 spots down the leaderboard into a share of 21st after a third-round two-over 74 put him at five-under for the tournament. He is projected to finish in 20th place on the ranking, so he too is in line for another season on the PGA Tour.

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