Jamie Arnold enjoyed his best season in the United States in 2019.
According to someone else's standards, Jamie Arnold is in an epic roller coaster in 2019.
But for a guy who has been traveling around the world for more than a dozen years, it was just another part of the drive to his ultimate destination.
The sympathetic New South Welshman spoke with great honesty about Inside The Ropes this week and explained both his most productive season on the Korn Ferry Tour, in which he earned a career-best $ 132,692 – but also the late season series that cost him his dream card the US PGA Tour.
"I've just taken it easy," said the Atlanta-based Sydneysider, who had a series of chances from July to lock his main tour card and find only a few late hurdles.
"I have had many close calls in different tournaments … but that's how it goes.
"Some weeks I made three of the last four birdies and finished the top 10, but other weeks you have a bogey here and there and you finish 30th. It is part of it."
But Arnold, who has played in Australia, Asia and North America and pursues his ultimate goal, is determined that his best golf at the age of 36 is still ahead.
"I don't really see a ceiling to be honest … whatever I have in mind," he told ITR.
"My goal is clear to participate in the PGA Tour and hopefully to be there for 10 years and try to win multiple times and be in the mix in a few majors.
"I have high goals, it's just a matter of working and continuing to progress and getting better, and learning from the experiences.
"Those experiences (which hurt me this year) are going to help me win the way."