Tour pro's interview will hit you in the feels as he earns PGA Tour card

Rafael Campos shows just what it means to earn a PGA Tour card. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Sun, 8 Oct 2023
Tour pro's interview will hit you in the feels as he earns PGA Tour card

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


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. 

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. 

"Well, there was a video of him trying to place his ball under the lift, clean and place local rule. I think it's pretty clear in the video that when he placed it one time, the ball rolled forward a little bit. Unfortunately that rule requires you to try to replace it on the exact same spot again, and then if it won't stay at rest that's when you find the nearest place that you do, just like any other rule that requires placing. When he did not try to place that ball right back on the same spot, that's when he was under penalty -- two shots for playing from the wrong place."

Take me to more golf news!