Featured groups: Hotel Fitness ChampionshipBud Cauley is playing the Web.com Tour Finals after finishing 131st in this year's FedExCup.August 28, 2013
The Web.com Tour Finals debut with this week's Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. The featured groups in the first two rounds will feature the Web.com Tour’s top money earners and the highest-ranked players in the field from the FedExCup:
-- Michael Putnam-Ben Martin-Robert Streb (7:52 a.m., No. 1): This three some features the two leading money winners from the Web.com Tour – No. 1 Putnam and No. 2 Martin – as well as Streb, No. 126 from the FedExCup. He missed an 11-foot putt on his final hole of the PGA TOUR season that would’ve allowed him to keep his card. Streb, a PGA TOUR rookie in 2013, finished seventh on the 2012 Web.com Tour money list. Putnam and Martin were the only two-time winners on the Web.com Tour this year.
-- Chesson Hadley-Edward Loar-Brad Fritsch (12:42 p.m., No. 1): Hadley was No. 3 on the Web.com Tour money list, while Loar ranked fourth. Hadley had four top-3 finishes, including a win at his hometown Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C., this year. Loar will return to the PGA TOUR after a heartbreaking end to last year's q-school; he missed his PGA TOUR card after hitting a ball into the water on each of the final two holes. Fritsch finished 129th on the FedExCup list.
-- Kevin Tway-Bronson La'Cassie-Bud Cauley (7:41 a.m., No. 1): Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship winner Bob Tway, finished fifth on the Web.com Tour money list after winning the Albertsons Boise Open; Kevin Tway also won the 2005 U.S. Junior and was a first-team All-American at Oklahoma State. La’Cassie moved from 33rd to sixth on the Web.com Tour money list with his win at last week’s Cox Classic, the final event of the Regular Season; it was La'Cassie's first career Web.com Tour win in his 73rd career start. Cauley finished 131st on the FedExCup list.