Oldcorn to Try for US Card


European Tour regular Andrew Oldcorn will compete in the U.S. PGA Tour Qualifying School this fall in an attempt tp secure his card in the United States in 2004.
Oldcorn, a native of Scotland who is 42 years old, told the newspaper The Scotsman that he no longer wishes to make the long winter journey to Asia and Australia for the European Tour events in Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. He has discussed with his wife, Kirsten, gaining his card in America and spending the early months of next year competing in California, Arizona and Florida.
Noting that fellow European Tour members such as Alex Cjeka and Carl Pettersson won their cards at the last U.S. school, Oldcorn said he will play as well as possible during the current European season in an attempt to gain exemptions from the first two stages of the qualifying process in the States.
'But if that doesnt work out then Im still determined to go to America in October and give it my best shot,' Oldcorn said.. 'Obviously it would be helpful to be exempt from those early stages. On the other hand, I feel as if Ive got nothing to lose and would not be under the same pressure as some of the other guys trying to get through.'