Rory Sabbatini may get a full PGA Tour card for next season, courtesy of players who signed up for Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf and were suspended.
The circumstances depend on the PGA Tour's decision to ensure that suspended players do not affect the eligibility criteria for players in good standing.
That puts Rickie Fowler in 125th place in the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin this week.
The tour's policy board decided on Friday that it will have separate lists
Players can take advantage of a one-time exemption for being top 50 in career money, along with a one-time exemption for being top 25 in career money.
Sabbatini, who won an Olympic silver medal for Slovakia last summer, did not retain a full card last year.But he earned just $628,043 this year and finished in the top 125
Sabbatini would drop to 31st. However, five LIV Golf players have resigned and will no longer be listed on the career money list. Four others were suspended and will not be counted.
That moves Sabbatini to 22nd, meaning he can use the top-25 exception and have a full card for next season.
Born in South Africa, Sabbatini is a six-time PGA Tour winner with his last victory coming in 2011 at the Honda Classic.