Harold Varner III Becomes First Black Golfer to Earn PGA Tour Card via Web.com
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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Harold Varner III has become the first black golfer to earn a PGA tour card via Web.com, according to reports.

Varner narrowly earned the card by placing 25th on the money list for the season. Golf Digest reports that in order to earn promotion, the top 25 players on the Web.com money list for the regular season are given full-time status to the next season.

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After coming in second in January’s opening, Varner’s game struggled consistently, even into the regular-season finale at Pumpkin Ridge outside Portland. He missed the cut in three of the prior six events.

The 25-year-old ended up getting through the rough patch and finished T-47 at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, landing him the 25th spot on the money list.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.



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