Davis Thompson now has full status on the Korn Ferry Tour. Photo: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images
ATHENS, GEORGIA | Davis Thompson graduated in May with a degree in sports management from the University of Georgia. That diploma, however, is not the one he will immediately apply to his post-collegiate career.
As a member of the inaugural top-five Class of 2021 from PGA Tour University, Thompson gains immediate status for the remainder of the season on the Korn Ferry Tour. He’ll actually skip the first eligible event next week in Greer, South Carolina, to use a sponsor’s exemption into the PGA Tour’s Palmetto Championship at Congaree. He’s still figuring out how to utilize the luxury of a full-time golf schedule.
“It gets me a set schedule right out of school, so I have a job, which is great,” Thompson said. “The tour did a really good job setting that up and I think it rewards dedicated players or those guys who stay in school all four years.”
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