Coming Soon...


Something went wrong!
Please try again later.

EXPAND Cross icon



Akshay Bhatia accepts PGA TOUR Special Temporary Membership

Posted by Admin 15 Mar 2023

The PGA Tour has recently announced a Special Temporary Membership for Akshay Bhatia for the remainder of the 2022-23 season on PGA Tour. This 21 year old golfer is now eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for this remaining season of the tour as he attempts to earn his PGA TOUR card for the next 2024 season. 



Akshay Bhatia holding trophy at Korn Ferry Tour



Bhatia has played four tournaments in Tour this season and ha shown some amazing performances to earn the threshold for Special Temporary Membership. His performances includes a runner-up at the Puerto Rico Open, accumulating as many or more points through the non-member FedExCup points list this season as No. 150 on the 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List (175). Via his top-10 finish in Puerto Rico, Bhatia qualified for this week’s Valspar Championship, site of his PGA TOUR debut as a 17-year-old amateur in 2019 (MC). 



Bhatia, who has recorded two top-10s in 22 career starts on TOUR, is the first player to join the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member this season. In four starts on the Korn Ferry Tour this season, he has two top-10s, and is currently No. 17 in the Korn Ferry Tour Points List. During the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season, Bhatia won the season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay and went on to finish the regular season No. 30 in the points list.



Akshay Bhatia in Honda Classic



To earn full status on the PGA TOUR for the 2024 season, Bhatia must earn as many or more non-member FedExCup points as No. 125 in the final 2022-23 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List, which will run through the fall 2023 portion of the season. Bhatia currently has 230 points, and for reference, that would fall between Nos. 91 and 92 in the current standings.




Popular News

  • General | April 17, 2024

    Kartik Triumphs in Inaugural Optimas-JAGA Series

    In the latest golfing events, young talents shone brightly at the OPTIMAS JAGA INTERNATIONAL SERIES inaugural event held at Al Ain Golf Course. Read More

  • General | April 16, 2024

    Rumours: McIlroy Might Join LIV Golf for US $800M

    A financial report says Rory McIlroy might soon sign a big deal worth $850 million with LIV Golf. This would be a big change because Rory used to strongly oppose LIV Golf. Read More

  • LPGA | April 03, 2024

    Nelly Korda Achieves a Rare Hat-Trick with Three Consecutive LPGA Wins

    Nelly Korda, the top-ranked female golfer, achieved a remarkable feat by winning her hometown event for the third time in a row. Read More

  • LPGA | March 19, 2024

    Diksha's Exceptional 67 Elevates Her to 15th Place Finish on the Epson Tour Leaderboard

    Diksha Dagar shot one of the greatest rounds of the IOA Golf Classic at the Alaqua Country Club on the last day Read More

  • Hours


    Sponsored Links