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Lipsky PGA Tour bound

Published on May 11, 2021

Former Asian Tour Order of Merit winner David Lipsky has achieved his life-long ambition of playing on the PGA Tour, following an outstanding season on the Korn Ferry Tour – the development circuit that feeds the PGA Tour.

The American is currently in fifth place on the Korn Ferry Tour ranking, and, although another 15 events remain, he has already comfortably secured his playing privileges for the 2021/2022 season on the PGA Tour. The top-25 earn their Tour cards.

He has been playing some of the finest golf of his career, including winning the TPC San Antonio Challenge last year, and he nearly won the Emerald Coast Classic last month, but lost in a play-off.

CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: David Lipsky of USA plays a shot on the 18th hole during the playoff against Graeme Storm of England during the final round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club on September 7, 2014 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Lipsky first made his name in Asia: he was a medallist at the Asian Tour Qualifying School in 2012 and won the 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic, in his third start on Tour.

And after a brilliant season, two years later he claimed the Asian Tour Order of Merit title – helped in a big way by winning the cash-rich Omega European Masters, an event sanctioned with Europe.

He also won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa in 2018, for a second European Tour title.

“I’ve played internationally for years and the European Tour for five or six years,” Lipsky said. “The whole goal was to try and get back and play the PGA Tour.”

“I took a little bit of a risk doing it,” he said. “I was playing really well in Europe, making good money, but I knew, ‘Why not now?’”

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – MARCH 17: David Lipsky of the United States holds the trophy of the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic at Angkor Golf Resort on March 17, 2012 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Photo by Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)

The American grew up in Southern California and played at La Canada High School, where American star Collin Morikawa attended.

Despite having achieved his goal of securing his PGA Tour card, the 32 year old is still very focused on more success on the Korn Ferry Tour.

“I have my eyes on number one now,” he said.

“Keep playing solid like I’m doing, keep the confidence and momentum going, and we’ll see what happens with that, end of the season.”