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PGA Tour Qualifying Process Overhaul Announced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 21:27 Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:55

 

Top 25 From Web.com Tour Assured Of PGA Card
 
by Doug Ferguson
 

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The top 25 players from the Web.com Tour are assured of getting PGA Tour cards under a new system announced Tuesday that does away with Q-school being a direct path to the big leagues.
 
More than six months of discussions ended with what the tour felt was the most simple plan for awarding PGA Tour cards.
 
Starting in September 2013, the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour and the top 75 players who do not qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs - those who are No. 126 through No. 200 in the FedEx Cup standings - will compete in three $1 million tournaments known as ''The Finals.''

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Potter Jr. Conjures Up Some Magic At Greenbrier

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 July 2012 23:09 Sunday, 08 July 2012 22:22

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Rookie Ted Potter Jr. made a 4-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Troy Kelly on Sunday to win the Greenbrier Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.

Ranked 218th in the world, Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit with four holes to play, finishing with his second straight 6-under 64 to match Kelly at 16-under. Kelly closed with a 66.
 
Potter became the sixth first-time winner on the tour this season. He earned $1,098,000 and jumped from 173rd to 51st in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Singh 1st Round Leader At Greenbrier, DeLaet And Ames In Hunt

Thursday, 05 July 2012 23:00

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Vijay Singh and Jeff Maggert sent reminders that they're still able to compete with the younger crowd.
 
Singh had his best round in six months, shooting a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Greenbrier Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Maggert, Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores - and leave Tiger Woods eight shots behind.

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Woods Outlasts Van Pelt To Win AT&T National

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 01:31 Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:25

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BETHESDA, Md. -- The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped up another win at the AT&T National.

Making it even more special was the sound of thousands of fans at Congressional to see it.

One day after spectators were kept away from the golf course because of debris from a violent wind storm, they returned Sunday in full force and got what they expected -- Woods in his red shirt, outlasting Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel, and posing with another trophy.

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Web.com New Sponsor Of PGA's Developmental Tour, Replacing Nationwide

Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 17:05 Monday, 02 July 2012 16:32

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BETHESDA, Md. - The PGA Tour announced another important sponsorship last Wednesday, agreeing to a 10-year deal with Web.com as the sponsor of its developmental tour.

The Web.com Tour replaces what had been known as the Nationwide Tour, and the change was effective immediately.

The agreement comes four months after the tour renewed its deal for the FedEx Cup, a $35 million bonus series.
 
Last fall, the tour negotiated a nine-year television deal with NBC Sports and CBS Sports, meaning its TV contracts are set through 2021.
 
Web.com takes over a tour that is to become the primary path for players to reach the PGA Tour.

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