Vince Covello, a 36-year-old Delaware County native, is finally seeing the rewards of playing golf for years on various tours in the U.S. and Canada.
On Sunday, he was awarded his PGA Tour card for the 2019-20 season, writes Joe Juliano for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The news was greeted enthusiastically in Springfield, where Covello was born, and in Havertown where he lived before his family moved to Florida when he was 17.
On Tuesday, Covello said the entire experience was “just starting to sink in.”
“I’ve been on that 18th green watching my buddies graduate in the past, and now it was my time to be there. It was really something special to be part of. I feel blessed and lucky to be there and proud to be there, too.
Covello finished 20th on the points list, fueled by his first career tour victory last March in a playoff at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open plus two top-10 finishes: a tie for fourth in May at the Evans Scholars Invitational and a tie for 10th at June’s Wichita Open, where he shot 30 on his last nine holes.
Read more about Vince Covello and his new PGA status here.