Ryan Gerard, Nicolai Hojgaard earn temporary status

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Ryan Gerard and Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark each accepted special temporary membership for the remainder of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season after a recent run of strong play.

Both are eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions until the completion of the current season as they try to earn PGA Tour cards for 2024.

Gerard and Hojgaard each achieved their designations at the Texas Open from March 30-April 2, with both set to compete at this week’s Zurich Classic at New Orleans.

To earn full status on the PGA Tour for next season, players under special temporary membership status much finish with enough points to match or exceed the No. 125 player in the FedEx Cup standings. The players’ points will qualify them for the 2023 FedEx Cup playoffs only if they win an event on the PGA Tour this season.

Hojgaard has 190 points this season which would be 115th in the standings if he qualified. Gerard’s 178 points would be 116th.

Earlier this season, Akshay Bhatia of the United States also earned special temporary membership status.

–Field Level Media

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