Last year Alistair Presnell missed out by little more than a shot on making his way onto the PGA Tour.
His great season ended with a savage blow at the 2009 season ending event where he was forced out of the Top 25 despite finishing in a tie for 19th.
Forced to get back on the Nationwide horse again in 2010, he headed back to Australia and managed to hold on to one of the top two positions on the 2009 Australian PGA Order of Merit. The rewards for these spots are completely understated and Aussie Golfer outlined what it meant late last year (Who cares about the Australian Order of Merit?).
They include an invitation to US Open and a spot in last weekend’s WGC CA Championship.
Presnell headed to the WGC event in fine form after shooting a final round 60 to win the Victorian PGA Championship in February.
In not only his first World Golf Championship event but his first PGA Tour spot, he finished as the top Australian in a tie for sixth spot with a final round 64 on the weekend.
None of his prize money counts on PGA Tour standings list, nor does it count on the Nationwide Tour but all $214,000 (US) probably counts for a fair bit for Alistair Presnell right now.
We’ll see much more of him yet. At the very least, at this year’s US Open.