San Bruno’s James Hahn is doing what it takes in his first season as a PGA Tour member – making cuts, playing the weekend, collecting paychecks and racking up FedEx Cup points.
Hahn opened his season with a T-67 showing at the Sony Open, then made a bigger splash at the Humana Challenge, where he spent the first two days on top of the leaderboard and challenged for the win. An even-par round on Saturday dropped him back to T-19 in the Palm Springs classic, where the traditionally low scoring makes even par a disappointing day. A final-round 62, one of only five carded by the entire field during the tournament, moved him to a T-4 finish and his biggest payday yet: $246,400 – more than he made in the entire season last year on the Web.com Tour.
Hahn just slipped in over the cut line on Friday afternoon at the Farmers Insurance Open by scoring a timely birdie on the eighteenth hole – the last man to make the cut. He rose as high as T-32 on Saturday, but a closing-round 79 dropped him to a tie for 78th in the final standings.
Out of three events played, the 31-year-old Cal graduate – who quit golf for a couple of years but couldn’t stay away – has made three cuts, and has one Top 10 finish, one Top 25 finish, 125 FedEx Cup points, and is currently 24th in the FedEx Cup standings.