First 25 PGA TOUR cards secured for the 2013-2014 season

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August 25, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – The first 25 of 50 available PGA TOUR membership cards for the 2013-14 season were assured today at the Web.com Tour’s final Regular Season event, the Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha.

Michael Putnam of Lakewood, Wash. was the Regular Season’s leading money winner. His reward is fully exempt status for the upcoming PGA TOUR season and an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship next May. Putnam earned $450,184. Ben Martin was No. 2 with $399,769.

The top 25 will head to the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals, where they will be joined by those PGA TOUR players who finished 126-200 in the FedExCup standings. An additional 25 TOUR cards will be on the line.

The Finals will also determine PGA TOUR eligibility positioning for 2013-14 for all 50 card earners at the conclusion of the final event, the Web.com Tour Championship, which will take place Sept. 26-29 at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course at TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The restructured 2013-14 PGA TOUR season will begin in October.

Steven Alker was the odd man out for the first 25 cards, finishing 26th. He was $1,223 behind Andrew Svoboda.

Nine of today’s 25 card earners will be rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14.

The top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list secured their PGA TOUR playing privileges.They are:

First 25 to secure 2013-2014 PGA TOUR cards
Pos. Player   Age Residence College Wins Money
1 Michael
PUTNAM
30 Lakewood, Wash. Pepperdine
Mexico Championship,
Mid-Atlantic
$450,184
2 Ben
MARTIN
26 Greenwood, S.C. Clemson United Leasing,
Mylan Classic
$399,769
3 Chesson
HADLEY*
26 Raleigh, N.C. Georgia Tech Rex Hospital $305,999
4 Edward
LOAR
35 Dallas, Texas Oklahoma State Chitimacha Louisiana $303,993
5 Kevin
TWAY*
25 Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma State Albertsons Boise $260,541
6 Bronson
LA'CASSIE*
30 Australia Univ. of Minnesota Cox Classic $255,629
7 Will
WILCOX*
27 Birmingham, Ala. Univ. of Alabama/
Clayton State
South Georgia Classic
$248,372
8 Mark
ANDERSON
27 Beaufort, S.C. Univ. of South Carolina BMW Charity Pro-Am $225,184
9 Alex
ARAGON
34 San Diego, Calif. Stanford
WNB Golf Classic $223,186
10 Tim
WILKINSON
35 Jacksonville Beach, Fla. St. Peter's College   $216,948
11 Alex
PRUGH
28 Las Vegas, Nev. Univ. of Washington   $208,467
12 Jamie
LOVEMARK
25 Jupiter, Fla. Univ. of S. California Midwest Classic $178,421
13 Kevin
KISNER
29 Aiken, S.C. Univ. of Georgia Chile Classic $177,116
14 Brice
GARNETT*
29 Gallatin, Mo. Missouri Western
  $169,785
15 Danny
LEE
23 Irving, Texas     $169,300
16 Matt
BETTENCOURT
38 Duncan, S.C. Modesto Junior College   $162,877
17 Jim
RENNER
29 Plainville, Mass. Johnson & Wales
  $159,165
18 Peter
MALNATI*
26 Dandridge, Tenn.
Univ. of Missouri News Sentinel $158,697
19 Benjamin
ALVARADO*
27 Chile Arizona State Brasil Classic $157,304
20 Brendon
TODD
28 Atlanta, Ga. Univ. of Georgia Stadion Classic $152,828
21 Daniel
CHOPRA
39 Orlando, Fla.     $145,290
22 Wes
ROACH*
24 Knoxville, Tenn. Duke
  $145,098
23 Miguel Angel
CARBALLO
34 Argentina     $144,376
24 Kevin
FOLEY*
26 Somerville, N.J. Penn State
Panama Claro $144,052
25 Andrew
SVOBODA
33 Larchmont, N.Y. St. Johns
Price Cutter
$140,540
  *PGA TOUR rookie in 2013-14        
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