April 30, 2014
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR announced today that Brooks Koepka of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR Season.
With his T21 finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Koepka earned 49 Non-Member FedExCup points for a total of 320 in nine starts, surpassing the total number of FedExCup points of the player who finished No. 150 (278 points) on the 2013 FedExCup points list. Koepka played in the Zurich Classic as a Monday Qualifier, having already used the seven allowable sponsor exemptions granted to non-members. In nine starts in 2013-14, the former Florida State All-America’s best finish was T3 at the season-opening Frys.com Open.
Koepka is eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the 2013-14 season through the Wyndham Championship as he attempts to earn his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card through the Non-member Money List or Non-member FedExCup Points List. In addition to his 320 Non-Member FedExCup points, Koepka has earned $460,687.
Special Temporary Members are not eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs, but Special Temporary Members or non-members who subsequently become regular PGA TOUR members by winning an official event during the season will be counted on the FedExCup points list, along with any FedExCup points earned as a non-member (excluding those won at World Golf Championships events as a non-member) and thus be eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs.
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The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $133 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.
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