The PGA TOUR announced today that Thorbjørn Olesen of Denmark and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño of Spain have accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2013 season. They join Jordan Speith who earned the exemption in March.
With his tie for third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard on March 24, Fernández-Castaño earned $297,600 for a total of $502,100, surpassing the total earnings of the player who finished No. 150 on the 2012 money list ($474,295). With two subsequent starts, Fernández-Castaño has totaled $592,020 on the season.
Olesen finished tied for sixth at the Masters Tournament last week, earning $278,000 for a total of $632,300 in five starts to qualify for Special Temporary Membership. Olesen is playing next week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans through his top-10 finish at the Masters Tournament.
Fernández-Castaño and Olesen are eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the 2013 PGA TOUR Season as they attempt to earn their 2013-14 TOUR cards through the Non-member Money List or Non-member FedExCup Points List.