This is such a cool story from the Korn Ferry Tour. With US Open qualifying play being suspended this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The PGA and USGA came up with a plan to let Korn Ferry Tour players play in the US Open. One of the Korn Ferry spots would go to the Korn Ferry Tour Championship winner, which just happened to be Stanford standout Brandon Wu.
Wu had a bit of a turbulent first professional season: he only had 6 Korn Ferry starts all year, and missed many tournaments through Monday qualifying. Coming into the final Korn Ferry tournament of the season, it looked like Wu was going to miss out on qualifying for his PGA Tour card. However, after a final round 65, he edged out Greyson Sigg for the win and moved up to 5th in the Korn Ferry Top 25.
Its awesome to see guys who grind it out on the lower tours finally make their way up to the PGA Tour. It’s even cooler when they make their debut at a major being played close to where they grew up. I hope Brandon can go out there and play well, and I’m sure we will be seeing his name in lights on the PGA Tour next year.