Here are the 25 Tour players to get a PGA Tour card in 2015
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Here are the 25 Tour players to get a PGA Tour card in 2015

2015 Tour graduates

The Tour regular season ended on Sunday at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, with the top 25 money winners earning PGA Tour cards for the 2015-16 season.

The winner of the regular season money list is Patton Kizzire, who won twice in the 21-event season. Martin Piller and Dawie van der Walt also each won twice and wound up second and third, respectively, on the money list.


Peter Malnati and 46-year-old Portland winner Dicky Pride rounded out the top five.

The last of the 25 graduates is Harold Varner III, who is the first African-American player to earn PGA Tour status through the Tour's regular season. His final-round 70 in Portland left him sweating the final few hours to see if he would hang onto his card. Fortunately for him, he did, then planned to let out the pent-up emotion afterward.

"It's been up-and-down, but it's something that I'm going to benefit from in the long run," Varner told "I'm going to enjoy the moment. I'm going to catch a flight, I'm going to hug my mom and dad tomorrow, and I'm sure they'll cry."

Here's a full list of the 25 Tour graduates:

1. Patton Kizzire
2. Martin Piller
3. Dawie van der Walt
4. Peter Malnati
5. Dicky Pride
6. Smylie Kaufman
7. Kelly Kraft
8. Wes Roach
9. Shane Bertsch
10. Si Woo Kim
11. Abraham Ancer
12. Jamie Lovemark
13. Michael Kim
14. Tyler Aldridge
15. D.H. Lee
16. Miguel Angel Carballo
17. Rod Pampling
18. Bronson Burgoon
19. Steve Marino
20. Darron Stiles
21. Andrew Landry
22. Sung Kang
23. Lucas Lee
24. Patrick Rodgers
25. Harold Varner III

RELATED: How the Tour Finals works

All 25 players will now move into the Tour Finals, a four-event series mixing the top 75 on the Tour regular season money list and players ranked 126-175 on the FedEx Cup regular season points list. The 25 regular season Tour grads will have an advantage over the other 125 players in the field, where their money earned in the regular season will count toward the Tour Finals money list, which determines priority order -- that is, how much freedom a player has to set his schedule -- for the 50 total players to get cards.


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