David Berganio, Jr. has not competed in a PGA TOUR event since July of 2009, but he still has status via a medical extension in the reshuffle category.
While he's appeared sporadically on the Web.com Tour and in sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Open, ongoing issues with his back have thwarted a commitment at the sport's highest level. In fact, now in its seventh season, his is the longest medical approved by the TOUR. Nevertheless, should Berganio, Jr. earn $547,166 in his next seven starts on the PGA TOUR, he'll be promoted to the Major Medical Extension category. Of course, that's a mere formality given his absence. He'll celebrate his 47th birthday on Jan. 14, so he might just sit on his status until eligibility for the Champions Tour beckons. It's a strategy we've seen several touring professionals employ over the years. Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:19:00 PM