Illini Golfers in the Pros

#203      
anybody know when Hardy is sitting out a few of the early season tournaments? It is certainly his prerogative to do so but the early season is traditionally a time where tour rookies grind away because of slightly weaker fields and they know that all it takes is one good day and they can sew up their card. Lingering injury? Not seen peep on social media as to why. missed a cut last time out, but only by a stroke and played well on day 2 to nearly make it. Hope all is well and this is just part of his plan.
 
#204      
No idea if there is an injury or something. I do know that just getting your card does not mean you are eligible to play in every event unless you finish first in the Korn Ferry regular season or their Tour finals. There is a priority ranking for entry into tournaments and Nick is pretty far down that list.
 
#205      
I think the season begins at the Hawaii venues where he will have full access to all regular season tourneys excluding majors and invitationals. I believe Hardy will have his official season started then.
 
#206      
I think the season begins at the Hawaii venues where he will have full access to all regular season tourneys excluding majors and invitationals. I believe Hardy will have his official season started then.
The season has already begun, it changed to the late fall tournaments as the start of the season a few years ago. The fortinet was the start of the season.
 
#207      
No idea if there is an injury or something. I do know that just getting your card does not mean you are eligible to play in every event unless you finish first in the Korn Ferry regular season or their Tour finals. There is a priority ranking for entry into tournaments and Nick is pretty far down that list.
This is true but Nick is full exempt and these tournaments are not limited fields, but this may be having some effect.
 
#208      
This is true but Nick is full exempt and these tournaments are not limited fields, but this may be having some effect.
In my boredom I looked up the Houston Open field and the priority list for the Korn Ferry qualifiers and no one below Nick Hardy on that list is in the field either so pretty sure the field filled before it got to him. Peter Uihlein did get in but in a sponsors exemption. He is listed in the field for the RSM next week.
 
#209      
In my boredom I looked up the Houston Open field and the priority list for the Korn Ferry qualifiers and no one below Nick Hardy on that list is in the field either so pretty sure the field filled before it got to him. Peter Uihlein did get in but in a sponsors exemption. He is listed in the field for the RSM next week.
Could be it, Guess I never realized how much the pecking order of the Korn Ferry affects the tourney availability of the players. Got take his chances when he gets them. Can't be missing cuts.
 
#212      
Hardy makes the cut on the number. After missing it by a stroke in his last time out I feared as the round was coming to an end he was going to just miss out on the weekend again but birdie on 17 sent him through. Not just solid golf on the weekend and see where he can finish, top 20 would be great.
 
#213      
Bad day for Nick today. +6. Looks like he didn't have control of his ball today.