HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – SportBox Entertainment Group and PGA TOUR announced that PGA TOUR player and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples will headline the group of international golf stars headed to Halifax, Nova Scotia this summer. Couples will look to carry the momentum of Team World’s winning ways in the RBC Canada Cup, the culminating event to the Web.com Tour’s Nova Scotia Open tournament. Canadian legends and Team RBC members Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn will return as Team Canada to battle Team World’s Couples and two to-be-named PGA TOUR stars.
Champion Rewind: Patrick Rodgers picked up his first Web.com Tour win with a little help from his friend Justin Thomas
Patrick Rodgers and Justin Thomas have lived together in Jupiter, Florida, since last fall. As a PGA TOUR rookie, Thomas is already wowing the national golf scene with his skill and moxie – illustrated by three top-7 finishes in a recent four-event stretch.
PGA TOUR FALL SEASON ENDS WITH WIN NO. 396 – Charley Hoffman chalked up his third PGA TOUR victoryat the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and the 396thWeb.com Tour alumni win on TOUR. The Californian played his way onto the PGA TOUR after earning his card via the Web.com Tour in 2005.
WELL DONE, CARLOS AND OSCAR! – With the home country spotlight shining brightly, Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz and fellow 2014 grad Oscar Fraustroperformed at a very high level at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Both finished T9, posting four rounds in the 60s. Fraustro rolled in a 15-20 footer on the 72nd hole to secure his top-10 finish.
When Jeff Maggert turned professional in 1986, the most common way to earn a PGA TOUR card was via the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament.
At that time, the Web.com Tour was nonexistent, so professional golfers who failed to earn their TOUR cards via Q-School had two realistic options: either play mini-tours or regional events in the United States, or play overseas.
The first season- On the 25th anniversary of the Web.com Tour's first event, players reflect on what life was like on the road in 1990
The inaugural season of the Hogan (now Web.com) Tour harkened back to an earlier age in professional golf, when cars were the preferred method of transportation and players traveled in packs between events. Players drove through the night to arrive at the tour’s next stop and learned how to stretch a buck by sharing hotel rooms and finding affordable meals.
The Tour’s first event, the Ben Hogan Bakersfield Open, was held 25 years ago this week. To commemorate the anniversary, we had players reflect on their favorite memories from that inaugural season.
Six qualifying sites will determine Finals’ field of approximately 150 golfers
(Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Second Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament begins this week () at three qualifying sites, one in Florida and two in Texas. Second Stage resumes and concludes next week () at two more sites in Florida and one in California.