There’s a little extra importance on this year’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship, the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Fall Series. The tournamnet is critical (and lucrative) for those on the bubble, whether it’s trying to secure PGA Tour cards for 2024 or earn wildcard spots into two early signature events in the coming year.
The top 125 pros at the end of next week’s RSM Classic will retain tour-exempt status, and among those on that aforementioned bubble include Chesson Hadley, Doug Ghim, C.T. Pan, Erik van Rooyen, Marty Dou, Jimmy Walker, Patton Kizzire and Harry Higgs.
Along with those pros fighting for their PGA Tour livelihoods, a 15-year-old will be teeing off with little pressure … other than all of the pressure that comes with playing in a PGA Tour event. Local legend Oliver Betschart secured a spot through a 54-hole local qualifier and is one of three Bermuda golfers in the event. He missed qualifying for last year’s event by one shot, and he’s now set to become the youngest golfer to play on tour since 2014.
“Last year I was up here working with the tournament staff and seeing all the work that goes on,” Betschart told a local paper. “And I am really happy to be part of it this year.”
The winner will receive 500 FedEx Cup points and a $1.17 million share of the $6.5 million purse.
This article was originally published on golfdigest.com