Steve Wheatcroft returns to the Tour

Posted October 25, 2016 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Steve Wheatcroft at the 2004 West Penn Open Championship at Westmoreland Country Club. WPGA file photo.

With 50 players gaining PGA Tour cards in the Tour Finals series of four events, Washington, PA native Steve Wheatcroft had a good chance of retaining 2017 privileges. He has played the PGA Tour the past two seasons. Standing 65th on the list of 150, $10,000 away from #50, a strong performance in the final tournament would have kept him on the PGA Tour for 2016-17.

Hurricane Matthew changed all of that. The Tour fourth and final competition, scheduled October 6-9, at Atlantic Beach Country Club near Jacksonville, was cancelled due to the approaching hurricane. The results of the previous three events are final for determining the upcoming PGA Tour cards.

Wheatcroft has full privileges on the Tour for the 2017 season and conditional status on the PGA Tour for the 2016-17 season. He has played both tours since 2006, five on the PGA Tour and six on the Tour. He has recorded two victories on the Tour. Locally, he won the 2003 Pennsylvania Open and the 2004 West Penn Open.