Rafael Campos earned his PGA Tour card by the smallest of margins at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship on Sunday night, and his emotional three-minute interview proved just how much it meant to him.
Campos finished at 5-over par for the tournament and slipped all the way from 23rd to 30th in the points standings.
However, that is all he needed as the top 30 in the points race earned their PGA Tour cards for next season.
In one of the most emotional interviews you will ever see on Tour, Campos was seen choking up for the best part of three minutes after earning his PGA Tour card for 2024.
WATCH CAMPOS' INTERVIEW HERE:
Rawest of emotions on the bubble @RafaCamposGolf experienced a rollercoaster of emotions after a tough par on his 72nd @tourchampulf to project him just outside of the top 30. In the end, he moved back inside and is now headed back to the @PGATOUR. #TOURBound pic.twitter.com/fwyy62Bc4K— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) October 8, 2023
Campos was also bumped into the final spot at the last minute as a result of Shad Tuten being docked two strokes after his round.
That was after failing to follow the correct procedure for a lift, clean and place on the 15th fairway.
Tuten's score was adjusted from a 2-over 74 to a 4-over 76 and it took him from 30th in the Points List, which would have ensured his PGA Tour card, to 32nd, which cost him his PGA Tour card.
Shad Tuten was assessed a two-stroke penalty on hole No. 15 under preferred lies local rule E-3, turning a 2-over 74 into a 4-over 76. Tuten also fell from projected No. 30 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List to No. 32.— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) October 8, 2023
Chief referee Jim Duncan provided context on the ruling. pic.twitter.com/a5qXcqJLFC
According to the PGA Tour, the Rules official cited Local Rule for Preffered Lies (Model Local Rule E-3) in assessing the two-stroke penalty.