Jon Curran, a 26-year-old from Hopkinton, is playing in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands this week on a sponsor exemption. He received a similar invitation to the Zurich Classic back in April, and earned a spot in the Puerto Rico Open a month earlier through the tournament’s Monday qualifier. He missed the cut at New Orleans but tied for 24th in Puerto Rico, making $28,350 — or $6,000 more than for winning the NGA tournament in Brunswick, Ga., one of two victories this season on that developmental tour.
That’s three PGA Tour starts this year for Curran, who prior to 2013 had played in just one tour-recognized event, the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, when he advanced through local and sectional qualifying. He missed the cut there, too. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.