Lewis Gets to PGA Tour When He Least Expects It

Tom Lewis

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

Tom Lewis of England says it was always his dream to play on the PGA Tour.

He just didn’t see it happening like this.

Lewis was in a Miami coffee shop as he tried to figure out his next move. His coach, David Armitage, is at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach. He had a phone call scheduled with his London-based agent at IMG to determine how much time to spend in Europe and in America over the next few months.

“It’s a nice problem to have,” Lewis said.

This was one day after Lewis closed with a 7-under 65 to cap off a five-shot victory in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship at Victoria National.

It was his first trip to Indiana. It was his first time competing on the Korn Ferry Tour. And it was enough for Lewis to shoot up to No. 2 in the three-tournament series to earn a PGA Tour card for a new season that starts in nine days.

One great week in Northern Ireland gave him an opportunity that wasn’t even on his mind.

A better week in Indiana gave him a PGA Tour card.

The process took longer than six weeks, of course.

The hard work is keeping it.

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