30 Apr '17, 4pm

Ian Poulter, Brian Gay retain PGA Tour status thanks to some great detective work by Gay:

Ian Poulter, Brian Gay retain PGA Tour status thanks to some great detective work by Gay:

Earlier this month, European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter lost his full-exempt status on the PGA Tour, falling just $30,624, or 63.654 FedExCup points short of what he needed to retain his Tour card after taking a major medical extension. Or so we thought. Thanks to some smart detective work by fellow PGA Tour player Brian Gay (a four-time winner), both Poulter and Gay -- it turns out -- will retain their fully exempt status for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. It was all because of a mathematical gaffe that it appeared Poulter and Gay would be in the uncomfortable position of needing to rely on sponsor exemptions for starts. Alan Shipnuck from Golf.com explains : Gay began digging into his FedEx Cup totals for his 2016-17 finishes and only then noticed a lightly publicized change to this season’s points breakdown. The Tour has restructured the distribution, giving fewer...

Full article: http://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/ian-poulter-retains-pga...

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