Pro Receives Tour Card, Wants To Get “Hammered”


While golf can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience for the entire family, it’s a different story when your career is on the line. On Sunday, the Tour regular season came to a close at the Portland Open with the top-25 on the money list guaranteed to receive a coveted PGA Tour card. 

Roberto Diaz was happy to be one of those 25 and it was clear that he was looking forward to celebrating. The 30-year-old Mexican snagged the last spot when Keith Mitchell missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole.

It’s the first time in his career he’s earned the golden ticket.


“I don’t think there are any words I can say about how I feel. It’s a dream come true, obviously,” Diaz said as reality was setting in. “It was a long afternoon. I can tell you I have no nails left, nothing. I can’t put it into words how it feels.

“I’m just looking forward to getting hammered tonight!”

What a legend! If you recall, Diaz is the man who took Phil Mickelson’s spot in the U.S. Open this year at Erin Hills after he withdrew to attend his daughter’s high school graduation.

Here’s a look at the 25 men who earned their PGA Tour cards from the 2017 Tour Money List:

Brice Garnett, $368,761
Sam Ryder, $314,306
Abraham Ancer, $295,528
Andrew Landry, $292,939
Stephan Jaeger, $278,364
Talor Gooch, $271,316
Kyle Thompson, $266,312
Andrew Putnam, $266,296
Chesson Hadley, $264,350
Ben Silverman, $256,906
Nate Lashley, $252,160
Adam Schenk, $236,792
Andrew Yun, $222,856
Ted Potter, Jr., $207,368
Austin Cook, $206,515
Zecheng Dou, $203,630
Conrad Shindler, $203,483
Aaron Wise, $199,922
Matt Atkins, $192,029
Xinjun Zhang, $186,306
Brandon Harkins, $172,162
Lanto Griffin, $169,689
Beau Hossler, $164,326
Ethan Tracy, $161,211
Roberto Díaz, $157,823 

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