Nationwide Tour Notes: Week of Sept. 17, 2007September 18, 2007
PGA TOUR Staff
• Paul Claxton has made seven consecutive cuts at the Albertsons Boise Open. The winner of this year's Melwood Prince George's County Open near Washington D.C., currently ranks fifth on the money list, with more than $270,000 in earnings.
• Several tournament winners from the past six years will be on hand during tournament week. Greg Chalmers (2005), Roger Tambellini (2003) and Michael Long (2001) are in the field with hopes of becoming the tournament's first two-time champion. Kevin Stadler (2006) and Jason Gore (2001) will be in Boise to play in the $1-million Kraft Shoot-Out.
• Kevin Stadler established a tournament record with his winning score of 20-under 264 a year ago when he won by a stroke over Glen Day. Stadler broke the mark of 265 set by Mike Sposa in 1998. Stadler won twice on Tour last year and finished the season No. 12 on the money list, earning nearly $300,000.
• Leading money-winner Roland Thatcher and Kyle Thompson, last week's winner of the Oregon Classic, will be attempting to win for the third time this season to join Nick Flanagan in earning the Tour's Three-Win Promotion and a spot on the PGA TOUR. Flanagan is making his 2007 PGA TOUR debut this week at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.
• Jay Williamson won earlier this year at the Fort Smith Classic and is 26th on the money list despite having not played on the Nationwide Tour since June. The 40-year-old has also had great success on the PGA TOUR after nearly winning the Travelers Championship in a playoff against Hunter Mahan. He has made four out of five cuts on the PGA TOUR and has pocketed more than $730,000 this season.
Rank Name Top-10s Top Finish in 2007 9 Patrick Sheehan 6 2, Movistar Panama Championship; T2, Northeast Pennslvania Classic 10 Matthew Jones 4 2, South Georgia Classic; T2, National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic; 2, Oregon Classic 11 Richard Johnson 6 2, Utah EnergySolutions Championship; 15 Chad Collins 5 T2, Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational 20 James Driscoll 3 2, Xerox Classic; T2, Melwood Prince George's County Open 23 Michael Letzig 5 3, Knoxville Open; T3, HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship 24 Jon Mills 5 4, Melwood Prince George's County Open 28 Scott Gardiner 3 2, Legend Financial Group Classic
• Consistent Play Can Also Lead to PGA TOUR Card While winning certainly helps players move into The 25, consistent play throughout the season can also lead a player to the PGA TOUR in 2008. Below are the top-ranked players on the money list who have yet to record a win in 2007: