Brian Harman & Jason Allred after solid rounds on Sunday at Riv. pic.twitter.com/l9yQXH5Cy2
— Alex Miceli (@alexmiceli) February 16, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Great story of the week was 33-year-old Jason Allred coming out of nowhere (and the Monday qualifier) to tie for 3rd, his best finish as a pro. He’s not even a full time player on the PGA Tour any more and had to qualify on Monday just to get in the tourney this week. With the third place finish, Allred jumped from 900 to No. 298 in the World Golf Rankings. He also took home $388,000, matching more than half of his total career earnings of $707,509 in 11 years.
After an opening round 73, Allred propelled himself into contention after shooting a 64 (in which talk of a 59 arose while going -9 after 14 holes). He then backed it up with rounds of 67 and 68 on the weekend, including playing with winner Bubba Watson on Sunday. CBS analyst Nick Faldo was impressed with Jason’s play on Sunday and wondered why he wasn’t playing full time on the PGA Tour. Allred made only $37,000 on the Web.com tour last year, with only one Top 10 finish. He played only two years on the PGA Tour, 2005 and 2008. Maybe this past weekend was Allred’s “big break.”
Hs wife, Kimberley (a fellow Pepperdine alum), is expecting their third child, delivery due in 11 days, so double congrats to Jason and his family!
— PGA.COM (@PGA_com) February 16, 2014
— PGA TOUR Media (@PGATOURmedia) February 16, 2014