Dean Burmester stated he would continue to support the DP World Tour after a strong start to his PGA Tour career in the US with a fourth-place result at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi.
Burmester finished the final round of his first PGA Tour event with a five-under-par 65 to finish on 15-under par, one shot behind fellow countryman Garrick Higgo and two strokes off the winning total.
He also noted that maintaining his standing in the US requires a lot of his focus, but he also wants to pay back his obligation to the DP World Tour.
In remarks made after his final round, he said, “I’m going to support the DP World Tour.” They’ve been so kind to me, so I’m going to do my best to organize a schedule for next year, but I know that this re-rank heading into the RSM Classic in the middle of November is extremely significant for my category.
This year, I must prioritize the PGA Tour and play out here and do the best I can.
“After that, I can evaluate everything, bring the family, go someplace in Florida, see some people I haven’t seen in a while, and take it from there.” Like I stated, we’ll likely attend a few events while traveling and attempt to support the DP World Tour.
Burmester will take part in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City from November 10–13 as one of the competitors.
Depending on how well he performs in his first outing on the PGA Tour after such a strong start, his travel arrangements for that will be determined.
He said, “I have the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas next week. “I won’t be competing in the ZOZO Championship or the CJ Cup after that, so I’ll have two weeks free, and it’s also my son’s first birthday, so it all goes together very nicely.
I’ll then be back in the US for the next four, I believe. If I play extremely well, I may skip the RSM Classic that week and return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge in my native South Africa.
If I continue in this form, I should go back and support that because I’m in it.
Furthermore, his desire to compete on both circuits makes a lot of sense given the growing relevance of a strategic partnership between the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour in light of the existence of LIV Golf.
Everything has kind of worked out, and given the connection between the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, the timing is ideal, he said. I can just go out there and play as freely as I can because it offers me a little bit of freedom.
As he embarks on a tour for which he seems to be perfectly suited, his performance appears to be just what many had anticipated from him.
He described his fourth-place result as “excellent.”
“I definitely had some intriguing experiences there. Like I’ve stated before, I don’t play on Bermuda grass much, so it was wonderful to play some solid golf and record four rounds under par.
I feel like I’ve been playing well for a long time, and I’m in a good frame of mind. I’m excited for the whole season and trying to do the best I can on the field.
I want to come out here and attempt to place my name next to his on some of those trophies because, like most people my age and younger, I grew up watching Tiger (Woods) win tremendous historic tournaments on the PGA Tour. It’s not that difficult.
It’s too soon to predict how he will do over the course of a season with just one event under his belt, but he now sits ninth in the early FedEx Cup rankings. It’s an excellent place to begin.