Canadian golfer Ben Silverman entered 2023 without full status on a major tour.
One month later, things sure have changed.
After winning the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic on a sponsor’s exemption for the Korn Ferry Tour event last week, the 35-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native was given another sponsor’s exemption into the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am starting Thursday.
The event at the famous California course sees celebrities play with the pros for the first three rounds.
Well, Silverman just happened to land one of the headliners as a playing partner — Green Bay Packers (for now, at least) quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Not bad for a guy who lost his PGA Tour card in 2020 and then relinquished full status on the Korn Ferry Tour over the last year.
No matter what happens this week, Silverman is in great shape to retain his PGA Tour card next year as the top 30 Korn Ferry players at the end of the season graduate to the big circuit.