Although the PGA is taking a break this week to let the FedEx Cup competitors get a little rest before they resume at The BMW Championship next week, this is still a very important week for many of the young stars, and veteran players looking to get a Tour Card for next season. In the new format, which has eliminated the dreaded Q School, the road to the promised land is four Web.com tournaments. With the top 25 money winners on the Web.com Tour already getting a 2013-2014 Tour Card, the junior circuit playoff provides a place where more players, and players from the PGA who are losing status to regain their cards for the new season.
2008 Masters Champion, Trevor Immelman won the inaugural Web.com event last week at The Hotel Fitness Open, and will get his PGA Tour Card for another season. Immelman has fallen off the grid since winning the Masters because of wrist injuries. The injury, and recovery time had dropped him in status where he was looking at a season of having to scramble to play PGA events. Other struggling PGA players looking for their status in these tournaments are Sean O’Hair, Chad Campbell, and Jhonattan Vegas.
Jordan Spieth joins 2012 US Open Champion, Webb Simpson as Captain’s Picks to play in the 2013 Presidents Cup for Team USA. They join Marc Leishman, and Brendon DeJong from the International team, and will tee it up on October 3rd at The Presidents Cup.
With the NFL kick-off game tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, I thought it was only fitting to include this article from EyeonGolf. Denver Quarterback, Peyton Manning is third on this list, wonder if he can beat his boss? John Elway is a regular on the Celebrity Golf Tour.
As an older golf fan, I can remember the days Raymond Floyd stalked the fairways around the PGA. There wasn’t a more fierce competitor in the game than Raymond Floyd. This guy was tough as nails, and had a short game that was to die for. Be sure to chec out this article from Rick Reilly marking Floyd’s 71st birthday on Wednesday.
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