Tag Archives: RIP Q-school

Sep
26
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Web.com Tour
Last shot!

Last shot!

I was one of the loudest and most outspoken critics when the PGA Tour brass announced the death of Q-School (as we once knew it), but I’m not going to lie, I’ve been pretty intrigued by the series of Web.com Tour Finals. Given it’s in the inaugural year, it seems to have received positive feedback from the players and other detractors.

I wish it didn’t coincide with the FedExCup Playoffs, though, because if I have to choose between covering the Finals and the Playoffs, I’m going to have to go with demand and that means the tournament Tiger Woods is playing. I know the Web.com Tour Championship, the fourth of the Final Series, is between the FedExCup finale, the Tour Championship and the Presidents Cup, but unfortunately I can’t make it because of personal reasons.

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Dec
3
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

The Dong earns medalist honors

Today was the last round of the last ever Q-school under the system that was in place since 1965. Longtime readers know I’m a Q-school romantic and I love the incredible stories and range of emotions, along with the drama, and I’m not alone. I’ve done my best over the past few weeks to describe the atmosphere.

To be honest, second stage was much more excruciating — probably because there wasn’t any live-scoring but in general the vibe was much more intense. Getting through second is usually the hardest part for the guys who have never made it to finals, along with the mini-tour journeymen, not to mention the veterans who had a terrible season.

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Dec
1
2012

RIP Q-school

As many of you know, Golf Channel is not broadcasting the last-ever Q-school (as we know it) action this week for the first time since 1995 (televised in 1994, too, before GC existed). However, they are airing pre-game and post-game shows, along with interviews as an alternative.

Golf Channel is getting a lot of flak for it — which isn’t fair because it’s a complicated situation. To my understanding, they were put in a tough spot, and it seems like GC wanted to blow up the telecast to commemorate Q-school, highlighting this year’s as the last under the current system.

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