Flying start

Callum Tarren hit the ground running in the US as he made a successful debut on the Tour.

The 2018 PGA Tour Series China order of merit winner, who stepped up to the Tour this season, started his 2019 campaign at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, where he finished in a tie for 12th place with a four-round score of 10 under-par.

Next up was The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club, where Callum missed the cut. His third event – The Country Club de Bogota Championship – saw him post a four-round total of level par to finish in 62nd place.

“Getting started on the Tour has been good,” said Callum. “It was great to start the year in the beautiful Bahamas and since then each of the venues has been fantastic.

“Starting out in the Bahamas, I played some pretty solid golf having not played competitively since the end of October. It was nice to get off to a solid start in tricky conditions.

“The next week was tough but I followed it up in Columbia with some great golf and was right up there through two rounds. It was a very up and down week, including 22 birdies, so to finish the tournament at level par was fairly disappointing. I have to take the positives from it though – like making more birdies than the winner!

“My game is in good shape, I just need everything to knit together. There should be some solid results on the horizon. I feel pretty comfortable and the goal is to keep playing solid and giving myself chances.”

The Tour is the Path to the PGA Tour. Players can qualify for the world’s biggest professional tour by finishing in the top 25 of the season-long money list or through finishing in the top 25 in the Tour Finals series.