Tag Archives: Web.com Tour

Aug
3
2017

*FRIDAY UPDATE: Steph Curry did it again! He shot back-to-back 74s at an official PGA Tour-sanctioned event. No, he did not come close to making the cut, but he held his own and didn’t embarrass himself, so I’d say that’s a job well done. He definitely exceeded my expectations. Well played and much respect. And damn, is there anything Steph can’t do?!?!

Via Web.com Tour's Twitter

Via Web.com Tour’s Twitter

Guess what, guys? Steph Curry is not only one of the best basketball players in the world, but chances are he would probably beat you at golf, too.

When the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic announced that it was giving the star point guard of the two-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors a sponsor’s exemption, there were cries of outrage in the golf world that voiced utter outrage. <<me rolling my eyes>> The general argument is the one we’ve heard before, which is some form of the following: ‘But, but… he’s taking the spot away from a professional who is trying to make a living and feed his family!’ <<my eyes are now rolling so far back into my head>>

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Sep
18
2012

Q-school grad Harris English receiving his 2012 PGA Tour card

I’ve gotta catch a flight to Atlanta for the Tour Championship (PLAYOFF FEVER!), so this is going to be quick (sorry I feel like I’ve been more on the run than usual these days, which seems strange since I’ve been home). The PGA Tour announced details — and lots of them; in fact almost all — for the tournaments, sites and dates for three of the events in 2013 that will comprise the newly-contrived Web.com Tour Finals, which will decide the 50 players who earn Tour “playing privileges” for the 2013-14 season and their “eligibility positions” under the Tour’s “enhanced qualifying system.”

That’s a nice way of saying: It’s been real, but see you later, Q-school. RIP. (I might cry at the end of the last one ever in December.)

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Aug
6
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Web.com Tour

Kohles: Batting 1000!

Before moving on to all things PGA Championship, Ben Kohles deserves a mention for his record-breaking feat. After turning pro a few weeks ago, he won in his debut on the Web.com Tour. Just a week later at the Cox Classic yesterday, he shot a final-round 62 to win by three over South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt.

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Jul
10
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip

I joined John Maginnes on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday evening to chat about all things golf. I’m told it was basically like two friends having a conversation about the past week’s news pegs or other random ramblings. In case you missed it, the show’s producer offered to send me the audio file to post here. Cross-platforming!

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Jul
10
2012

Nationwide Tour Q-School new system

 With the impending death in 2013 of the current avenues to qualify for the PGA Tour — 1) the top-25 finishers on the Nationwide Web.com Tour money list and 2) the top-25 finishers at Q-School — details on the new system were yet to be spelled out, which created quite a few concerns.

I don’t think I have to tell you this was a big deal since it impacts their job for at least the following season, and it can completely change the life of a player. For example, the two rookie winners so far in the 2012 season: Ted Potter Jr. who graduated from the Web.com Tour last year by finishing second on the money list and John Huh who came out of nowhere and got through all three stages of Q-school to earn his card on the number.

Well, finally, the Tour has given us some answers. Without further ado, here’s the media blast:

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Jun
27
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Nationwide Tour

Meh-heh-heh

Here we go. The PGA Tour has found a new umbrella sponsor for its developmental tour: Web.com — which, effective immediately, will replace the Nationwide Tour as the title sponsor. Yes, that means you will now call it the Web.com Tour.

All parties insist the Q-school format change had nothing to do with inking the deal. So then, let’s just keep the status quo, right?

Check out the company’s homepage (kinda weird, no?)…and here’s the media blast:

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