It’s official, Streb keeps PGA Tour status, Albertson to be rookie in 2019

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Robert Streb officially regained his PGA Tour status at the conclusion of the four-event Tour Finals Sunday. The former Chickasha resident and Edmond North golfer won the first event of the Finals series and finished third overall with $187, 460 in four events. The top 25 in the Finals earn PGA Tour cards along with the top 25 from the Tour regular season.

Streb, 31, of Shawnee, Kan., has been on the PGA Tour since 2013, but this year dropped to 178th on the FedEx Cup points list in 29 events on the PGA Tour. His best finish was T-10 at the Barbasol Championship in July, the event opposite the Open Championship. He responded to the threat of losing his privileges by winning the first of the four-event Finals series.

Earning one of the 25 cards from the regular season will be Anders Albertson, whose father is a Tulsa-based businessman. Albertson finished eighth on the regular season money list.

Moving up to the Tour for 2019 will be former Oklahoma Sooner Michael Gellerman, who finished fifth on the Canadian-based Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit. The top five earn exemptions onto the Tour.

Other Oklahomans who competed on the 2018 Tour will have to return to qualifying school to secure their spots for 2019. Those include Rhein Gibson, Taylor Moore and Will Kropp, all of whom play out of Oak Tree National in Edmond. Talor Gooch of Edmond competed in the Tour Finals and did not make the top 25, but still has some PGA Tour status after finishing 139th on the FedEx Cup points list. The top 125 have full status for 2019 and 126 through 150 conditional status.

You can see complete lists of the Tour qualifiers here.


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