Tag Archives: The McGladrey Classic

Oct
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under General

Cauley has Tour card well in hand

21-year-old Bud Cauley has probably secured his PGA Tour card for 2012 and saved himself a trip to Q-School. Cauley became a Special Temporary Member last week and placed T15 at The McGladrey Classic to boost his earnings to $735,150 — which would make him equivalent to No. 112 on the Tour money list.

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Oct
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Hats off

Those were the first words that came out of Ben Crane’s mouth when he sat down next to The McGladrey Classic trophy in his post-win presser. Great question. We’ve been wondering the same thing, though now the question — “What the heck am I doing here?” — could be interpreted in more than one way.

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Oct
14
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Disney should be a doozy!

After firing a three-under 67 to put him in a tie for second at the midway mark of The McGladrey Classic, Webb Simpson confirmed he’ll play next week’s season-ending event, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.  Simpson’s announcement followed shortly after world No. 1 Luke Donal committed to the Disney to take on Webb for the PGA Tour Money Title. Oh yeah, it’s on! — both guys are ready to throw down.

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Oct
14
2011

Donald: Game On, Webb.

Attaboy, Luke! — I didn’t think he’d just let Webb Simpson rob him of becoming the first player to win the Money Title on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. Luke “ATM” Donald has added next week’s fourth and final PGA Tour Fall Series event at Disney to his schedule in response to Simpson playing at this week’s McGladrey Classic, according to the AP.

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Oct
14
2011

Canadian upstart Adam Hadwin, aka Vinny Chase, doesn't have an entourage...yet.

On Wednesday evening I chatted with Canadian Tour player Adam Hadwin, who is trying to earn his PGA Tour card and playing in this week’s McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.

Just for some background — Hadwin is in a unique position to potentially bypass PGA Tour Q-School (similar to Bud Cauley’s situation, but Hadwin has had fewer starts so he has a little more work cut out for him). The 23-year-old Canadian has made four cuts in four starts on Tour in 2011, including two top 10s — T4 at the RBC Canadian Open and T7 at last week’s Frys.com Open, which gained him a spot in the McGladrey (by finishing in the top ten, a player automatically gets a spot in the next event).

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Oct
12
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Simpson's aim is right on the money title

On Tuesday I wrote a quick post about Webb Simpson entering The McGladrey Classic because he wants to dethrone Luke Donald from atop the PGA Tour Money List. Webb hopes to earn $68,972 (and take away the opportunity for Donald to become the first player to win the money title on both the PGA Tour and European Tour), so he can become the richest millionaire golfer of the year!

Well, Simpson also thinks it might help him in the race for Player of the Year and his wife convinced him it’d be prestigious to be on a list of 50 guys. Oh, he wouldn’t mind that five-year exemption, either.

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Oct
12
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Rickie now seeking win on PGA Tour

Rickie Fowler didn’t just get the monkey off his back by securing his first professional victory at the Kolon Korea Open, he also picked up a check for $300 million. Take that, Bill Haas! Okay, that’s a little misleading – it was 300 million Won (South Korea’s currency), which is equivalent to approximately $257,000). Still, it sounds mighty impressive, right?

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Oct
11
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Surveying the road to millions

There will be more on the line than just The McGladrey Classic title and $720,000 paycheck this week. Webb Simpson entered the event to take a shot at dismantling Luke Donald atop the PGA Tour money list (so get ready to hear — ew — “the race for the money title” bunches on TV). I guess it’s like a who’s the richest millionaire contest?

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Pffftttt...Q-school, what?!?

Although Briny Baird and Bryce Molder battling it out for their first PGA Tour victory in a six-hole playoff was mildly entertaining, I walked away from the Frys.com Open the most impressed with 21-year-old Bud Cauley. Playing on a sponsor exemption this week, Cauley shot four rounds in the 60s to place solo third, his best finish in seven Tour starts.

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