Daniel Augustus eyes new year with anticipation
Daniel Augustus hopes his solid form of late competing abroad on the Moonlight Golf Tour spills over into the new year.
The Bermudian professional is fresh off of back-to-back top-two displays competing in 18-hole events in Florida last week.
Augustus finished tied for first with Argentinian Facundo Delapenna at the West Orange Country Club in Winter Garden and runner-up at the Championsgate Golf Club National course in Davenport two days later.
“I love the game and I’m happy and blessed to be able to play golf full-time,” Augustus said.
“To see the results starting to go the right way, I wish there were more qualifiers to play in for PGA Tour events.
“But it’s the season’s end, so hopefully I can stay hot into the new year.
“That’s going to be the goal; to continue to play well and take this mindset into the new year and obviously I will play other events when I can.”
Augustus has big plans in store for the new year.
“Not getting ahead of myself, but hopefully I can get into some Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour events in the new year,” he said.
“Hopefully, again, they bring out some news about Q-School so that I can prepare for that.”
Owned and operated by the PGA Tour, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops players ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage.
In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became the path to the PGA Tour with all 50 available PGA Tour cards coming through the tour and the season culminating at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Q-School is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the PGA Tour.
A fixed number of players in the event win membership of the tour for the next season, meaning that they can play in most of the tour's events without having to qualify.
They join the leaders on the previous year's money list/order of merit and certain other exempt players as members of the tour.
Meanwhile, Augustus has endured mixed fortunes this autumn.
He was riding high atop a wave of glory after rallying from a seven-shot deficit during the final round to capture a maiden Johnnie Walker Classic title at his home course at Ocean View Golf Club.
However, the 33-year-old came crashing back to earth after falling short in his attempt to qualify for the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course in October.
Camiko Smith, Michael Sims and Anthony Phipps claimed the three qualifying spots up for grabs.