Seiffert takes shot at elusive PGA Tour card

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJHG/WECP) - Chase Seiffert is ready to take another shot at an elusive PGA Tour card.

Ohio State University's Scarlet Course hosts the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, the first of four playoff events in the Tour Finals.

Thanks largely to a top ten at the Travelers Championship earlier this summer, Seiffert finished high enough on the FedEx Cup points list to qualify for the Tour Finals.

The playoffs include this weekend's tournament, the DAP Championship in Beachwood, Ohio, the Albertson's Boise Open, and Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

The top 25 on the money list at the conclusion of all four events earn PGA Tour cards for 2019. Finishers 26 through 75 receiver Tour cards for the upcoming year.

Seiffert played a practice round in Columbus yesterday, his first time on the Scarlet Course. He says the course suits his strengths and he's thrilled to be there after sweating out Sunday's Wyndham Championship from the couch.

"Last week I wasn't in the event, and so all last weekend I was leaderboard watching, hoping to get a chance to be here," Seiffert said. "It came down to the last few holes on Sunday and we were able to stay inside [the top 200]. And then just a feeling of elation, just knowing I'm playing for 25 Tour cards this week. For the first time in my career, I have the chance to play for a PGA Tour card."

Sunday's final round is one of the most stressful days of his life, but he admits that feeling hasn't lifted yet. There's a job to do beginning Thursday morning.

"There's a lot of pressure because there's a lot of upside, but I'm fine with that. I play better when the stakes are high and I need to play well. That's when I tend to play my best golf."

Seiffert is scheduled to tee off at 9:10 a.m. EST with PGA Tour veteran John Senden and Bo Hoag.

If Chase can manage a top 5 finish in any of these events, it would almost guarantee a PGA Tour card for the upcoming season beginning in October.