Callum Tarren makes fast start during PGA Tour’s fall season
Callum Tarren will enjoy Christmas at home in the North East having ended the 2022-23 PGA Tour fall season with his best result yet – a T2 finish at The RSM Classic.
Callum found himself in contention on Sunday at Sea Island, ultimately posting a final round 64 to finish on 17 under-par, two shots behind winner Adam Svensson.
“Finishing the calendar year with a T2 finish was massive,” said Callum, who had picked up T13 and 26th place finishes while missing 4 cuts in his first six events of the season. “Having missed three cuts in a row, a good week at the Houston Open before RSM put me back in a good spot.
“I was happy with how I handled being in contention on Sunday. I’d taken a little step back on Saturday, but I knew I could make birdies out there. I was calm, got off to a hot start, turned in five under-par and held the lead – which is exactly what we practise and play for.
“It’s impossible to ignore the leaderboards, so I knew where I was, but I just stuck to the game plan and gave myself chances. While I didn’t make it over the line this time, being in contention with a few holes to go and handling it so well was the icing on the cake after a very solid second half of 2022 on the PGA Tour.”
The T2 finish saw Callum rise to 25th in the FedEx Cup, and to 166th in the Official World Golf Rankings – two key measures in determining his upcoming schedule and place in some of golf’s biggest events in 2023.
“I’m excited to see how things develop next year,” added Callum. “There are massive elevated status events coming up, and getting into those is based on your position in the FedEx Cup. Staying up there is a big priority going forward and I’d love to be in the strongest fields of the year, competing for the tour’s biggest purses.
“I feel really comfortable with where my game is and how the season is shaping up. I’ll be doing some work with my team while I’m home, relaxing with the family, and planning a schedule of awesome events for the next few months – starting with The American Express in January. It’s going to be exciting.”