Joseph Bramlett earns historic PGA Tour card

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP)—Joseph Bramlett has earned a historic PGA Tour card by passing through the final stage of qualifying school, becoming only the second golfer of Black heritage on tour. The other is Tiger Woods.

Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National on Monday to sneak inside the cutoff for a tour card next year. He finished at 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th. He also passed through two previous stages.

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ALL SMILES—Joseph Bramlett smiles after the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

The top 25 earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.

News of the Stanford standout qualifying spread quickly.

Woods, who also went to Stanford, wrote on Twitter: “Congrats to Joe Bramlett for making it through Q School” and “Can’t wait to play with him next season.”

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