December 6 2010
When is a bogey a good thing? When it gets a few extra guys a PGA TOUR card.
Because Will Stricker bogeyed the 18th hole to drop to 9 under -- and Michael Putnam and Justin Hicks, both of whom finished inside the top 25 on the leaderboard, were already exempt on TOUR next season by finishing in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list this year -- the number of players at 10 under was reduced to 24. That meant that the next number in, including ties, was suddenly exempt because cards go to players in the top 25.
Translation: Strickler, Scott Gordon and Billy Horschel, who already had status under a major medical exception, all got cards by finishing at 9 under.