Nitties secures his PGA Tour card for 2009

James Nitties is the only Australian from the final stage of qualifying to earn his PGA Tour card for 2009. The Novacastrian shot rounds of 69-63-69-70-67-70 to finish second in a six round event on the PGA Tour Q-School that has been described as a 6-day funeral. The Top 25 earn the right to play on the Tour with the big boys next year.

There will be 17 Australians with US PGA Tour Cards next year. They are:

Robert Allenby (11) Jarrod Lyle^
Stuart Appleby (22) James Nitties*
Aaron Baddeley (49) Geoff Ogilvy (15)
Greg Chalmers^ Nick O’Hern (75)
Steve Elkington (85) Rod Pampling (47)
Mathew Goggin (40) Aron Price^
Nathan Green (113) Adam Scott (39)
Marc Leishman^ John Senden (86)
Peter Lonard (66)

() denotes position on money winners list in 2008
^ card earned via Nationwide Tour
* card earned via Q-school

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