Back in the swing

Callum Tarren secured his playing privileges on the Korn Ferry Tour in the US through the tour’s Qualifying School before embarking on his second season in America.

Callum, who played his first full season in the US in 2019 after topping the PGA Tour China order of merit in 2018, finished in a tie for 30th place at Q School with rounds of 75, 66, 68 and 65 at the Orange County National Golf Centre. With that result, he guaranteed eight starts on the Tour and will look to secure more with his early results.

He said: “Last season was very up and down. I played a lot of solid golf in 2019, I just wasn’t able to put two rounds together. There has been a lot of learning and I will be ready to rock come 2020.”

After securing his card, Callum opened his season at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar with rounds of 70, 67, 67 and 75 to finish in a tie for ninth place.

In 2019, Callum finished 82nd on the Korn Ferry order of merit, missing out on his 2020 card and a spot in the Tour Finals series by just 22 points.

Last season he also made his debut in the US Open at Pebble Beach after winning sectional qualifying at Streamsong Black, opening with a course record 64 to take the early lead and then backing it up with a 68 to top the field at 14 under-par.

A graduate of the PGA Tour China, Darlington-based Callum represents Rockliffe Hall as an attached professional.