By now, you’re well aware that being a tour pro is tough, and that making it through a Monday qualifier is more difficult than making it through a Metallica concert without your ears ringing. That being said, this story involving Steve Allan is too good not to share. Well, too good unless you’re Steve Allan.
The 46-year-old Aussie played flawless golf in back-to-back Monday qualifiers for Korn Ferry Tour events, firing a pair of bogey-free 64s. So what’s the problem? He didn’t qualify. For EITHER tournament.
Thanks as always to Ryan French, AKA Monday Q Info on Twitter, for bringing this remarkable – and rough – story to light.
Want to be a pro golfer? Steve Allan edition.
Last week at the KFT Monday Q Steve Allan made 8 birdies, 0 bogeys, shot 64…. and didn't get thru
Today at the KFT Monday Q Steve Allan made 7 birdies, 0 bogeys, shot 64….and didn't get thru
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) July 6, 2020
That’s 15 birdies and no bogeys over 36 holes, and it wasn’t good enough. Ouch.
If it’s any consolation to Allan, who won the 2002 Australian Open, plus the 1998 German Open on the European Tour and has two career runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour, he wasn’t alone when it came to feeling low despite going low. Last week, Allan was one of four players to shoot 64(!) and not qualify. And this week, there were actually three players who shot 63(!!) and didn’t earn one of the eight spots up for grabs.
OK, so actually qualifying is probably the only think that could make him feel any better. So hang in there, Steve, keep shooting 64s, and one of these weeks you’ll qualify. Maybe.