Seamus Power needs just one more good week to regain his full PGA Tour privileges and get back to where he was 12 months ago.
The West Waterford man finished 130th in the FedExCup Points list - just outside the top 125 who are fully exempt next season.
And while he estimates he could get between 12 and 14 starts next year, he can repeat his 25-event 2016-17 rookie campaign if he is in the top 25 in the Web.com Tour Finals 25 money list who are awarded PGA Tour cards for 2017-18 after this week's Web.com Tour Championship at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Florida.
Power remained at 19th in the Web.com Tour Finals 25 after he double-bogeyed the 18th for the second day running to finish tied 17th in last week's DAP Championship in Ohio.
Would get in the 12 to 14 number of starts next year as is but getting the top 25 would improve that number nicely so a good week needed!— Seamus Power (@Power4Seamus) September 25, 2017
Hard to know exactly but the higher in the 25 the better so a good week needed either way. that 18th hole and I aren't on speaking terms ha— Seamus Power (@Power4Seamus) September 25, 2017
The Web.com Tour Finals offer players who finished in the top 75 on the second tier tour, plus those who finished between 126th and 200th on the PGA Tour's FedExCup money list, the chance to either improve their status or win full exemptions.
Web.com Tour Finals - Format explained
If Power falls outside the top 25 after the Web.com Tour Championship he will be placed in the Nos. 126-150 category which comes after the 50 players receiving their cards via the Web.com Tour or the Web.com Tour Finals.
While he still expects to get some 15 PGA Tour starts next year (mainly in the smaller events), a good performance in the Finals would leave him in a similar position to 12 months ago.
Power played 25 events on the PGA Tour this season, making 19 cuts and recording one top-10, four top-25s as he earned $646,180 and finished 130th in the FedExCup Points List.