Welcome to Web.com Tour Championship week! Get excited. Need a refresher on the Web.com Tour Finals, money list and what to expect for the Web.com Tour Championship? We got ya covered.
How did we get here? Who is in the field?
So there is this guy called the money list. All season long on the Web.com Tour, players were trying to get into the top 25 of most dolla dolla bills earned. At the end of the regular season, whoever was in that top 25 on the money list automatically was awarded his PGA TOUR card. And yes, those guys are teeing it up in the Finals because golf is fun and why stop when you are clearly on top of your game? The field also includes players who finished 50-75 on the Web.com Tour money list.
Guys who played on the PGA TOUR last year are in the field. Why?
PGA TOUR players who finished 126-200 in the FedExCup standings (aka they didn’t qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs over on the PGA TOUR) are teeing it up at the Web.Com Tour Finals to try and keep/get their TOUR cards. That means the talent level is prettttty high in the Web.com Tour Championship. You’ll see past TOUR winners like Chesson Hadley, Ben Crane and Hunter Mahan teeing it up in these events. At the end of it all, 25 players will join the 25 who have already earned their cards. There is a ceremony following the final round where PGA TOUR cards are awarded and the guys can say “Mama, I made it.” Cue the champagne.
Who won the first three events?
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Open – Peter Uihlein: So this is a cool story. Uihlein decided to take his talents across the pond and play on the European Tour for the last four years – become a real citizen of the world and broaden his horizons. Now, after winning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Uihlein has his TOUR card locked up and will be able to bounce back and forth between playing in Europe and playing in the states. Best of both worlds, if you will.
Albertson’s Boise Open – Chesson Hadley: Chesson knows how to get into the winner’s circle. He picked up his second win of the season in Boise to take the top spot on the Finals money list. Getting the win during the Finals can completely change a guy’s year – if Hadley holds onto his spot atop the money list he will be teeing it up at the PLAYERS Championship in May. Huge.
DAP Championship – Nicholas Lindheim: This guy is a big fan of the DAP Championship. He made it into a playoff here last year but got the job done this time around. See ya on TOUR, Nicholas.
Tell me more about the Web.com Tour Championship.
Woah buddy. This is something you do not want to miss. The grand finale to the Web.com Tour Finals is the Web.com Tour Championship this week in Atlantic Beach, Fla. The guys will be teeing it up at the pristine Atlantic Beach Country Club where their future could come down to just a few shots. We will let you know which players to keep an eye on and a full tournament preview as the week goes on. Stay tuned!
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