Former UVa Golfer James Driscoll Earns ?08 PGA Tour Card
Charlottesville, VA Former Virginia golfer James Driscoll was one of a record 25 players who secured a 2008 PGA Tour card on Sunday at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek.
Driscoll, a 30-year-old native of Boston, Mass., has been in a season-long quest to finish among the 25 leading money winners on the Nationwide Tour. His efforts paid off on Sunday, as he finished the season No. 24 on the final money list with $208,139.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out to the PGA Tour and proving myself against those guys,” said Driscoll. “It has been a long season and I’m looking forward to a little time off, but I’ll be anxiously awaiting the start of the 2008 season. We all dream of playing the PGA Tour and I’m looking forward to another shot out there.”
Driscoll made the cut in 13 of 24 starts on Tour in 2007, with runner-up finishes at the Melwood Prince George’s County Open and the Xerox Classic his best finishes.
Driscoll finished in a tie for eighth place Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek.
Driscoll played at Virginia from 1997 to 2000. He was a three-time All-American and finished ninth at the 2000 NCAA Championships. He was a member of the 2001 United States Walker Cup Team. He played on the PGA tour in both 2005 and 2006.
Driscoll will join former Cavalier Steve Marino on the 2008 PGA Tour. Marino retained his PGA Tour card for 2008 by finishing in the top-125 on the 2007 PGA Tour Money List. He finished 80th with total earnings of $1,179,165. It will mark the first time two Cavaliers have competed on the PGA Tour in the same season.