August 12, 2019 - by
Chase Complete: Seiffert Earns TOUR Card

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golf Alum Chase Seiffert (2011-13 at Florida State) became the sixth Seminole to earn a spot on the current PGA TOUR after placing 15th on the Korn Ferry Tour’s final regular season points list.

Following the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open on Sunday, Seiffert secured one of the sought-after 25 PGA TOUR cards. It capped an impressive 2019 year for the Panama City native, who recorded five Top 10 finishes in 19 events played.

“It’s hard to describe the emotions of making it to the PGA TOUR,” Seiffert said. “I still am smiling when I think about it. It’s been a long journey as a professional, but the journey is absolutely worth it.”

Beginning in the 2019-20 PGA TOUR season, Seiffert will join Seminoles Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger, Jonas Blixt, Hank Lebioda and George McNeill on the professional circuit. Lebioda earned his TOUR card a year ago.

Chase Complete: Seiffert Earns TOUR Card

Chase Seiffert, pictured here at the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate, took the long and honorable path to his TOUR card (photo by Mike Olivella)

Seiffert had actually mathematically qualified for the PGA TOUR after tying for third at the LECOM Health Challenge on July 7, with the remaining three events he played being a formality before officially securing it on Sunday.

Prior to his two years at Florida State, Seiffert attended Central Alabama Community College. While at FSU, he became a 2013 Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American after recording a scoring average of 71.03 with seven Top 10 finishes.

Seiffert admitted that while the journey to earn TOUR status has been a lengthy one, it was worth it in the end. He played six Korn Ferry Tour events in 2013 and 2014 and 11 Mackenzie Tour events in 2015. After getting back on the Korn Ferry (previously Web.com) Tour in 2018, he regained his footing this year.

“It means so much to make it to the PGA TOUR,” Seiffert added. “There have been a lot of low points in my professional career. When you just miss at Q-School and know you are going to have a tough year of Monday qualifying, that’s brutal. But the long journey has made it even sweeter, rather than getting out of college and getting my PGA TOUR card immediately.”

Seiffert will begin to assess the upcoming PGA TOUR season and figure out which events to play in.

“It’s finally hit me,” he said. “For a while it hadn’t registered to me, but now I’m starting to look at the PGA TOUR schedule for next year. I’m realizing that I will be playing a lot of these cool events that I’ve been watching over the years.”

What makes the moment special for Seiffert is he truly had to build up his game over and over, after not getting into a Division I school directly out of high school. He became teammates with Koepka and Berger when he transferred to FSU, and then when he went professional, he was forced to take the seven-year journey that got him to this point.

“The countless hours where you’re the last one at the course on the range adds up,” Seiffert said. “You think to yourself when you are a kid that each putt when you’re practicing is to win the Masters. You hope it amounts to something one day and it finally has led to me getting my TOUR card.”

Quotes from Chase Seiffert provided by the PGA Tour:

“It’s hard to describe the emotions of making it to the PGA TOUR. I still am smiling when I think about it. It’s been a long journey as a professional, but the journey is absolutely worth it.”

“After a few years of a lot of Monday qualifiers and a lot of mini-tours, it’s all paying off. I’ve been grinding it out and just trying to get better every year.”

“It means so much to make it to the PGA TOUR. There have been a lot of low points in my professional career. When you just miss at Q-School and know you are going to have a tough year of Monday qualifying, that’s brutal. But the long journey has made it even sweeter, rather than getting out of college and getting my PGA TOUR card immediately.”

“It’s finally hit me. For a while it hadn’t registered to me, but now I’m starting to look at the PGA TOUR schedule for next year. I’m realizing that I will be playing a lot of these cool events that I’ve been watching over the years.”

“The countless hours where you’re the last one at the course on the range adds up. You think to yourself when you are a kid that each putt when you’re practicing is to win the Masters. You hope it amounts to something one day and it finally has led to me getting my TOUR card.”

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