10 LPGA Cards Earned at Symetra Tour Finals

The top 10 on the tour’s season-long money list were awarded LPGA cards for next year in a ceremony Monday morning with the tour announcing Symetra has renewed for three more years as its title sponsor.

Delacour jumped from No. 20 on the money list to No. 8 with her second-place finish on LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. She was the only player to move up from outside the top 10 in the season finale.

Chesson Hadley Wins Web.com Tour Finale

Chesson Hadley carded a 1-under, 69 Sunday at the Web.com Tour Championship to claim the championship and his 2014 PGA Tour card.

The Tour rookie and former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket ended the weekend posting a final score of 10-under. Holding off late charges from Brad Fritsch and Scott Gardiner to claim the victory, the trophy, the winner’s check of $180,000 and of course most importantly -- His PGA Tour card.

“This is incredible. I have no idea what happened,” said Hadley after his round. “It was blackout golf out there today and I was just trying not to puke on myself on the way in, even though I tried to.”

It was no picnic for Hadley. Coming in on the back nine, he carded just two birdies to four bogeys. Though in the end, it was good enough for the win and the fruits that come along with it.

Meet the 2013 Web.com Tour Top-50 Graduates

via The PGA Tour & Web.com Tour

The inaugural Web.com Tour Finals is in the books. Below are the Top-50 players receiving their PGA Tour cards for the 2014 season.

Note: The gold below denotes players who earned their 2013-2014 PGA Tour cards via the Web.com Tour regular season. The asterisks indicate which players will be rookies on the PGA Tour.

Web.com Tour Players want Change in Finals

While many Web.com Tour players are in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. this weekend playing for their PGA Tour lives. Many players are speaking out on a wanted change to the Tour Championship and Web.com Tour finale. In how points, cards and PGA Tour priority are calculated.

This year, 50 PGA Tour cards will be awarded, with half of them already having been secured by the top 25 money winners from the Web.com Tour’s regular season money list.

The other 25 cards come off the money list from the Web.com Tour Finals, which replaced Q-School this year as the PGA Tour’s system for doling out cards.

Woods named PGA Tour Player of the Year; Spieth named Rookie of the Year

As reported by www.pgatour.com

The PGA TOUR announced Friday Tiger Woods as PGA TOUR Player of the Year and Jordan Spieth as PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the TOUR’s membership for the 2013 season.

PGA TOUR members who played in at least 12 official money events in 2013 were eligible to vote following the conclusion of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The balloting process ended on Sept. 26.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, my congratulations to Tiger and Jordan for their impressive performances in 2013,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Tiger’s five wins came against some of the strongest fields in golf including THE PLAYERS and two World Golf Championships while Jordan’s rookie season was historic in terms of his accomplishments for a player just 20 years old. The member vote reflects the respect their peers have for both players.”

Peach State Tour to become Hopkins Golf Tour

via www.peachstateprotour.com

The Peach State Pro Tour announces many exciting changes for the upcoming season. Hopkins Golf Company, the title sponsor of the tour, will take over the naming rights for the tour. The new tour name will now be The Hopkins Golf Pro Tour.

Hopkins Golf Company will bring a national presence to the tour allowing us to increase our overall exposure in the developmental golf world. Company CEO Greg Hopkins has over two decades of experience running Cleveland Golf Company, pioneering them to the number one wedge company in the world in the nineties.

PGA TOUR: Mickelson to Reduce 2014 Schedule by 25 Percent

Phil Mickelson announced Sunday at the Tour Championship, that he intends to reduce his 2014 schedule by 25 percent.

Mickelson, the 2013 Open Champion has averaged around 20 starts over the past 10 seasons. If he sticks to this 25 percent reduction in 2014. That would put him somewhere around 15 events next season.

Similar to what Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker played in 2013.

“I had some great highs and I had some lows. I don't play my highest level every single week. I have kind of ups and downs, and I'm a very emotional player,” said Mickelson, who won the Open Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open this season and has now won at least once every year on Tour for a decade.

“I think that I'm going to have to factor that into some of my scheduling and maybe cut out 25 percent of my events in an effort to play at a high level when I do play because I know that I'm not able to do it 25 weeks a year. Maybe I can do it 18 or 20, though.”