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REACHING OUT FOR THE PGA TOUR Despite a significant interruption to the Korn Ferry Tour season, for a handful of golf’s top prospects, a promotion to the PGA TOUR soon is just a matter of time By Kevin Prise

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ared Wolfe wasn’t sure what the future held. Wolfe, 32, began 2020 with conditional Korn Ferry Tour status, his playing schedule uncertain. He and his wife, Kelsey, welcomed their first child, daughter Khloe, last September. Wolfe knew the early portion of 2020 was critical to keeping his PGA TOUR dreams alive. With uneven results, a “real job” could become necessary to support his young family. As 2020 neared its close, Wolfe’s outlook was worlds different.

“It’s crazy,” said Wolfe after getting up-anddown on the 72nd hole to secure victory on a windy final day in Wichita. “It’s very validating. It’s very confirming of a lot of things that I work on, and a lot of the time and effort that you put in. “You’re thankful for the reasons that get you here, and humbled by it. Just very happy.”

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With a pair of Korn Ferry victories in 2020, Jared Wolfe is in prime position to earn a promotion to the PGA TOUR.

Two-Time winners With a dramatic one-stroke victory at the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth in September, Wolfe joined Davis Riley as the only two-time winners in the 2020-21 combined Korn Ferry Tour season. Coupled with his triumph at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar in January— which immediately provided full status—Wolfe’s title in Wichita moved him to the verge of a ThreeVictory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Even if he doesn’t secure that third title, Wolfe is well positioned to earn his first TOUR card upon the conclusion of the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season in August. The Murray State alum entered winter break at No. 5 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List; the top-25 through the Regular Season will earn TOUR membership.

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Time and efforT The Kentucky native hasn’t shied away from the ‘real world’—during the COVID-19 pandemic hiatus this past spring, Wolfe took a job in medical sales for supplemental income. The prospect of a TOUR card, though, remains quite appealing. w w w.p gaT our.com

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