Ridings regains PGA Tour card with boost from Matthew

By Adam Stanley,

Tag Ridings wasn’t expecting to be driving to Dallas mid-afternoon last Thursday. In fact, with an 8:08 a.m. tee time scheduled for the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship, he would have likely just put the finishing touches on his opening round, had some lunch, and maybe headed out to the driving range.

With the cancellation of the tournament due to Hurricane Matthew, none of that ended up happening.

But the 42-year-old former Tulsan left the Jacksonville area with something more important than a fine finish at Atlantic Beach Country Club: a PGA TOUR card.

Ridings, who finished 52nd on the Regular Season money list, made each cut during the shortened Web.com Tour Finals, including notching a tie for 12th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, and his 23rd-place finish on the Web.com Tour Finals money list meant a return trip to the PGATOUR.

Ridings joined Rory Sabbatini and Rod Pampling as the lone members of the 40-plus crowd to make the TOUR via the Web.com Tour Finals.

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The veteran credits a change in iron shafts to his recent good play.

A small thing to be sure, but something that resulted in a big success.

Continue reading at PGA Tour.com here.

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