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Dec
6
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Post-round hug!

108 holes later, there were 29 happy guys awarded PGA Tour cards. Like I mentioned earlier, the cut-off was 9-under for the group. There were 26 players that were 10-under, but two of those guys, Michael Putnam and Justin Hicks, had already earned their cards by finishing in the top-25 on the Nationwide Tour money list, so they didn’t count towards the total of 25. Thanks to Putnam and Hicks the cut moved to 9-under and allowed three extra players, Scott Gordon, Billy Horschel and Will Stricker, to collect their 2011 cards. Here’s the full list (total career starts):

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Dec
6
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Ben Martin in the third round at Q-school

Five rounds down, one to go for PGA Tour hopefuls at Orange County National for PGA Tour Q-School. Veteran Billy Mayfair and former US Amateur runner-up Ben Martin are tied for the lead at 16-under through 90 holes in the 108-hole marathon. If all goes as planned, Mayfair will earn back his card and Martin will secure his in his first try.

The final round of Q-school is one of the most nerve-wracking days in professional golf — it’s where greatness or absolute disaster can change a player’s life. For 25 players (and ties), they will be competing on the PGA Tour next year, while for others, it’s another year grinding it out on in the minor leagues before they’ll have another shot. There’s so much emphasis on finishing in the top-25, but even if you’re out of the running, every shot still matters because the guys are still playing for status on the Nationwide Tour.

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