Seth Reeves started the month with a massive come-from-behind victory at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship at the Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Nebraska.
Remarkably, Reeves rose 26 spots on the leaderboard to claim his first Korn Ferry Tour title on Aug. 2. He had not made a cut in the six Korn Ferry events played since the post-COVID restart.
Fast forward four weeks and Reeves has a share of 36-hole lead at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
When play was called for darkness at Victoria National in Evansville, Indiana, Reeves was 10 under and shared the top spot with Chris Kirk, who only managed to get through 16 holes on Friday before the second round was called for darkness.
Play had been suspended mid-day for two and a half hours as the outer bands of Hurricane Laura caused a downpour over Victoria National.
Greyson Sigg – who had only completed 17 holes – Taylor Moore and Nicholas Lindheim and were all part of a tie for third at 9 under.
Reeves closed out his day with a birdie to assure himself the lead going into the weekend. He had finished off an opening 65 late Thursday before coming back early Friday for Round 2.
“I was at the golf course all day, so it will just be nice to get away for a little bit because we just played golf in the dark and go back, try to fall asleep and play golf again. I told my caddie, or I asked him, I was like, ‘Did we even sleep?’ I just feel like we’ve just been golfing for the last 24 hours,” Reeves said.
Stick it close.
Drain the putt.
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) August 28, 2020
After two more rounds, the top 10 in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings at the conclusion of the Tour Championship will earn entry into the PGA Tour’s additional events (also known as opposite-field events) during the 2020-21 season.
Also, the top-five players (not otherwise exempt) on a three-tournament points list culminating in the Tour Championship will receive exemptions into the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot in September.
Neither Kirk, who has won four PGA Tour titles and three Korn Ferry titles, or Reeves was on either of those points lists entering the week, which gives each something to keep fighting for over the weekend.