Monday, July 14, 2008

A Win Equals A Tour Card

That's the case for Rick Price, who won on the 2nd playoff hole against Chris Anderson in the Nationwide Tour Players' Cup in West Virginia. It was the first $1 million purse in the Tour's history. By picking up $180,000 for the win, he has assured himself a spot on the PGA Tour next season.

"This means a lot. It means I get an opportunity to play on the best Tour in the world with the best players," said Price, who has been to PGA Q-school 19 times since turning pro in 1987. "The bottom line -- it's a dream come true for me."
I really enjoyed watching some of this over the weekend. These guys are not passe about how they play golf because they know that every event really does matter. Every dollar matters. It makes for very exciting golf. I know I was an advocate of the playoff system, but if it ultimately fails, perhaps the folks in Ponte Vedra could take a page from their own book and only give cards to the top 75 on the PGA Tour money list - then let the rest be fought over in Q-school.

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