PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR is now accepting entries for the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, which begins with the Pre-Qualifying Stage in late August and will culminate at the Final Stage at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. December 12-17.
The Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament will consist of four qualifying stages – Pre, First, Second and Final – and provide 2014 Web.com Tour membership to all Finalists.
The entry deadline for the Pre-Qualifying Stage is 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 7. The deadline for First, Second and Final Qualifying Stages is 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 18.
In 2013, the PGA TOUR has significantly changed its qualifying process. Through 2012, the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament offered 25 PGA TOUR cards for the upcoming season, with an additional 25 being awarded to the 25 leading money winners on the Web.com Tour. All Qualifying Tournament finalists would earn TOUR status; the top 50 and ties on the PGA TOUR and all others on the Web.com Tour. That changed with the announcement last year that all 50 TOUR cards would come through the Web.com Tour beginning this year, and that the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament would become the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, with all of its Finalists earning a place on the Web.com Tour for the next year.
Beginning with the First Stage, exemptions are extended to players with certain status on many of the world’s leading men’s tours, plus those with PGA TOUR, Official World Golf Ranking, national PGA club professional, Walker Cup, U.S. Amateur, previous Qualifying Tournament and other status.
A player under the age of 18 may enter provided he turns 18 on or before the first scheduled round of the final official event of the 2014 season.
“The Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament is one more signal of the PGA TOUR’s commitment to the Web.com Tour, and further elevates the Tour as the path to the PGA TOUR,” said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee. “With its similar format and the hundreds of participants who will enter, the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament will provide lots of drama, storylines and, unfortunately for some, the heartbreak and disappointment we’ve come to expect year-in and year-out at ‘Q-School’”.
Complete details on entry deadlines, qualifying dates, sites, practice rounds, caddie requirements, footwear, and the like can be found in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament application that is available on PGATOUR.COM (see “Online” entry below for directions to the application).
Golfers interested in submitting a 2013 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament application may do so online or via the United States Postal Service:
By United States Postal Service
Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament
P.O. Box 81
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004-0081
By Overnight Delivery Service
Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament
112 PGA TOUR Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Inquiries may be directed to the PGA TOUR Competitions Department at 904-285-3700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on Pre, First, Second and Final Qualifying Stages
The Final Qualifying Stage will be contested over six rounds / 108 holes on Dec. 12-17 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. on the Stadium and Nicklaus Courses. The field size will be approximately 144 players. Every player who is eligible for the Final Stage will gain access to the Web.com Tour in 2014, with one’s priority ranking position based on his finish at PGA West.
The dates and host cities for the first three stages are:
Pre-Qualifying Stage (54 holes / approximately 78-player fields / no cut / # spots TBD)
• Aug. 28-30 – Nebraska City, Neb. and Hollister, Calif.
• Sept. 4-6 – Brunswick, Ga. and Spring, Texas
• Sept. 11-13 – West Palm Beach, Fla. and La Quinta, Calif.
First Qualifying Stage (72 holes / approximately 78-player fields / no cut / # spots TBD)
• Oct. 8-11 – Vero Beach, Fla., Lakeland, Fla., Lantana, Texas and Maricopa, Ariz.
• Oct. 15-18 – Florence, S.C., Pensacola, Fla., The Woodlands, Texas, Lewisville, Texas and Dayton, Nev.
• Oct. 22-25 – Pinehurst, N.C., Pine Mountain, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla.
Second Qualifying Stage (72 holes / approximately 78-player fields / no cut / # spots TBD)
• Nov. 12-15 – Kingwood, Texas and McKinney, Texas
• Nov. 19-22 – Plantation, Fla., Brooksville, Fla., Panama City Beach, Fla. and Murrieta, Calif.