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Jun
26
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Wooooot! We're legit!

Starting in 2013 the Fall Series events will become legitimate PGA Tour tournaments. The Tour policy board has voted to award full FedExCup points to the events following the season-ending Tour Championship. Now the change comes as part of the decision to modify the Tour’s schedule (along with the Q-school format). Instead of following a calendar-year format, the plan is to kick off the 2013-2014 season with the fall tournaments.

Via the Tour’s media blast

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Dec
7
2011

Brendon Todd won his card the old-fashioned way.

The powers that be are putting the finishing touches to the system they hope will make qualification for the PGA Tour that little bit fairer. Cynics– Lord knows there aren’t any in these parts– will probably brand it a needlessly convoluted attempt to win over late-season television audiences, but as a famous Irish saying proverb would have it, c’est la vie.

Doug Ferguson, of writing for the AP infamy, has the deets:

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Sep
22
2011

Nice

Just a fun nugget…Chez Reavie is playing this week’s Tour Championship. He’s currently No. 8 in FedExCup points and 30th on the PGA Tour money list with earnings of $2,152,267 (which is actually more than his $2,034862 Tour career earnings from ’08-’10).

But get this: Reavie can’t play in the Fall Series events — other than the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open because he finished in the top ten at the last regular season event, the Wyndham Championship (if you top ten and you’re not already in the field for the following tournament, you get a spot). 

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Oct
12
2010

Heath Slocum won (It’s his fourth career victory!) the inaugural McGladrey Classic at Sea Island on Sunday, moving up to No. 29 on the money list. If he stays in the top 30, he will earn spots in next year’s Masters and U.S. Open. So there’s still some meaningful golf left.

Then there is the traditional card-watch — players trying to finish inside the top 125 and keep or earn fully exempt status. Is anyone going to make a Rickie Fowler-like push this year?

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Oct
12
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

As you know I’m on vacation, even though I’m really bad at the concept of time away from my precious blog. I am happy to say that I didn’t watch a second of the McGladrey Classic, but it sounds like it would have been a good means to induce narcolepsy. I had a few friends who were covering the event and apparently it was a total snooze fest. Shocking! One media member — let’s call him Joe — texted me, “There were five people here [on Wednesday]. The tournament is expecting 7,500, but their expectations are probably a little high.” (Well, yeah, to my understanding, Sea Island is a ritzy vacation area and not the most accessible place.)

Joe, who wishes to remain anonymous because he doesn’t want to bear the wrath of the Tour, also had to exert lots of energy just to stay awake all week, which included listening to hard rock music on his iPod (actually, I don’t know what kind of music, but I’m guessing it wasn’t, like Michael Bolton). He wrote a little synopsis about his impressions of the oh-so-mind-numbing inaugural McGladrey Classic:

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