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Chase Seiffert gets short break from Tour, coming off good showing

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 11:01 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Our area’s rep on the PGA Tour Chase Seiffert is getting a bit of a break from the tournament grind this week.

Chase sitting out this week as the many on the Tour take to Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open. Seiffert not qualified for that USGA event. So he’s been able to get back home to P-C Beach, spend some down time from golf and extra time with his wife and family.

And to some degree, getting some time off with a pretty good feeling after posting a tie for 35th at the Palmetto with four rounds of even par or better, and a payday of 33 grand!

“Yeah the last few months I’ve been struggling a little bit to find my way.” Chase told me via Zoom this week. “And to make cuts and earn points. But this past week it was nice to kind of right the ship a little bit and put four rounds together, earn a few points. But just get some confidence back to, you know the way I know I can play the game.”

Chase says he feels like his game is close to being where it needs to be coming off a somewhat tough stretch.

“You know there’s such a razor thin edge between being successful and not being successful on the PGA Tour, not making cuts.” Seiffert told me. “And I had a couple of weeks where I was driving it poorly. And then I was not hitting my irons great. And a couple of weeks where I wasn’t putting well. So it was one thing or another, and I just wasn’t putting it all together. Making a few too many errors. So you know I’m slowly kind of building all areas back up to where they need to be. And I think I’ll be in a great spot starting next week.”

Chase gets back on Tour, he says, for the next three weeks starting with the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, where he tied for 9th back in 2018.

Seiffert currently sits at 116 in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 125 make it to the Tour Playoff starting in late August and Chase is hopeful a good run in late June and July will cement his position for that. Staying in the top 125 also guarantees him a PGA Tour card for next year.

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