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Web.com Tour/Utah Championship
Alumni update - November 4, 2013
The PGA TOUR’s 2013 -2014 FedEx cup season is not only paying off for those players who make up the tournament fields so far this year, two of the four events have had guaranteed payouts with no cuts to the field. It has also paid off with frequent flyer miles as players have traveled from San Martin, CA The Frys.com Open won by Jimmy Walker, to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Webb Simpson took the top honors and then over to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the CIMB Classic that saw Ryan Moore defeat Gary Woodland in a sudden death playoff the next day. The Tour then traveled last week to Shanghai, China for the HSBC Champions where Dustin Johnson made a nice eagle chip-in on the 16th to preserve his win. And now they are packing up to come back to the U.S.A to play the Mc Gladrey Classic in Sea Island, GA. So far if you were playing over the past 4 weeks in October and playing at even par you would have made $94,870, and traveled over 19,568 miles to do so, or a little over $4.85 a mile.
The Utah Championship dates are set for July 2014, (awaiting official PGA TOUR schedule) but it is the same week as last year. So save the date, and come on out and see us.
Or better yet come on out and help volunteer. We need your help!
Web.com Tour/Utah Championship
Alumni update - October 20, 2013
The PGA TOUR moved into the second week of the new 2013-2014 season in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. 2008 Utah Championship alum Web Simpson became a 4 time PGA TOUR winner by pulling away and finishing 6 shots in front of the 2nd place finisher. Chesson Hadley, Utah Championship alum from earlier this year (2013) was in the final group with Webb Simpson. Hadley playing alongside his childhood friend Simpson faltered a little but still finished T5 for his first top 5 as a PGA TOUR rookie.
Last week’s winner and 2008 Utah Championship alum Jimmy Walker finished T12 and is the early leader in the 2014 Fed Ex Cup race.
Other Utah Championship alumni that finished top ten were Charley Hoffman (2005) a local resident of Las Vegas who finished 4th, Luke Guthrie (2012) T5, Troy Matteson (2005) T5, the above mentioned Chesson Hadley (2013) T5, and Jeff Overton (2005) T9.
Past Utah Championship winners who played were Brendon Todd (2008) finishing T12, Zach Johnson (2003) T40, Josh Teater (2009) 70th, and Michael Putnam (2010) missed the cut. Local Utah residents Daniel Summerhays finished T23 and Mike Weir missed the cut.
The PGA TOUR moves to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic.
The first stage of Q School for the Web.com Tour is under way. With the changes this year Q school is now used to earn your Web.com Tour card and no longer a PGA TOUR Card. We had 5 Utah residents who advanced to the second stage. B.J. Staten from Cottonwood Heights, Utah finished T15 in Houston, Texas to move on. Tony Finau from Lehi, Utah finished 2nd, Dusty Fielding from Washington, Utah finished T14, Clay Ogden from Farmington, Utah finished T23, and Zac Blair from Ogden, Utah finished T23. All four players played in Dayton, Nevada. The second stage starts November 12th.