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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 22:54 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:43

Waste Management Phoenix OpenCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,266 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s Share: $1.17 million.

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Web.com Tour Grads This Fall Will Sprint Into Next Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:33 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:26

Patton KizzireCanadian Press

SAN DIEGO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The 25 players who earn PGA Tour cards at the Web.com Tour Finals this year won’t have much time to celebrate. Most of them will have to get on a plane and cross the country to Napa, California, to start a new season in the big leagues.

Part of that would appear to be due to the Ryder Cup.

The Web.com Tour Finals feature four tournaments that concludes with the Tour Championship. Ordinarily, that would be played the same week as the Ryder Cup, followed by a week off and then the start of the 2016-17 season.

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Ryan Armour Wins Web.com Tour Opener in Panama

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:52 Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:40

Ryan AmourCanadian Press

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Ryan Armour won the Web.com Tour’s season-opening Panama Claro Championship for his first victory in 217 career starts.

The 39-year-old former Ohio State player closed with a 6-under 64 in hot and windy conditions for a three-stroke victory over Kyle Thompson. Armour finished at 12-under 268 at Panama Golf Club and earned $112,500.

“I was getting a little choked up coming down the stretch thinking about how many times I was in contention and didn’t close the deal,” Armour said. “Luckily, today I got so far ahead that the three- putt on the 18th hole didn’t matter. It’s an unbelievable relief, unbelievable ecstasy to get this ‘W’ and get this season going right.”

Armour eagled the par-5 fourth, hitting a 3-iron from 219 yards to 6 feet.

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2016 Web.com Tour Schedule

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 02:55 Friday, 22 January 2016 02:47

Panama Golf ClubPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The PGA TOUR announced the 2016 Web.com Tour schedule, which features 25 tournaments, played in 15 states and five countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September and October.

The season-long chase for 50 available PGA TOUR cards encompasses a 21-event Regular Season that runs from next week’s season-opening Panama Claro Championship in late January through the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in late August and will end at the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida the week of October 3-9.

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Lincoln Land Charity Championship Set for 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:41 Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:19

Panther Creek Country ClubSPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The PGA TOUR announced a new Web.com Tour event to be contested at Panther Creek Country Club. The Lincoln Land Charity Championship will be played the week of July 11-17, 2016, with a five-year agreement in place through the 2020 season. The event will feature a purse of $550,000.

“Our membership is ecstatic to host the inaugural Lincoln Land Charity Championship,” said Panther Creek Country Club Board President Judge Leo Zappa, Jr. “We are confident that the Web.com Tour will find our course to be a phenomenal venue for the players, and one that will help escalate this event into the upper echelon of the Tour’s annual stops.”

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