Graeme Storm keeps European Tour card

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• Graeme Storm keeps Tour card after incredible turn-around
• It comes after Patrick Reed won't play minimum five events
• "It's an incredible relief," said the 38-year-old Englishman


What a difference a couple of weeks has made for Graeme Storm.

Two weeks ago, the 38-year-old was facing up to the prospect of having to go to European Tour Q-School for the first time in 13 years after agonisingly missing out on keeping his playing rights by €100.

However, thanks to Patrick Reed, Storm has his full playing privileges for 2017 back.
"It's an incredible relief" - Graeme Storm

The American withdrew from last week’s Turkish Airlines Open and, needing to compete in the Nedbank Golf Challenge and DP World Tour Championship to meet the criteria of playing in five events, he informed Tour officials that he would not be heading to South Africa.

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This meant Storm has moved up a place into the top 110 on the Race to Dubai and, speaking to the Northern Echo, the Hartlepool-based player couldn’t quite believe it.

“It's an incredible relief,” said Storm. “I honestly can't describe what it feels like because I thought that I was heading for Tour School this week for the first time since 2003.
"I can't believe the events of the last couple of weeks"

“I can't believe the events of the last couple of weeks, when I've been told this and that and obviously I thought I had lost my card.”

After losing his card, Storm was commended by his fellow pros and the public for this reaction:

And the same men who backed him then also came out in support once news started spreading about his reprieve.


Graeme Storm keeps European Tour card

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