Canada’s Silverman earns PGA Tour status with final ranking

Ben Silverman waves to the crowd after making a birdie on the fifth hole during the second day of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament. (Rogelio V. Solis/CP)

Canadian Ben Silverman has regained his PGA Tour status for next season by finishing in the top 25 on the Tour standings.

Silverman, of Thornhill, Ont., capped the season-ending Tour Championship in a tie for third place at Atlantic Beach, Fla., on Sunday, putting him at No. 22 on the final standings.

Silverman fired a three-under 68 in the final round for an 18-under 266. American Denny McCarthy won the tournament at 23 under.

Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., also finished with a 68. He tied for eighth at 17 under.

Calgary’s Roger Sloan tied for 29th at 14 under and David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., tied for 35th at 12 under.

Svensson and Sloan already secured PGA Tour cards for next season earlier in the year.


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