Field study: Web.com Tour Finals
The Web.com Tour's Regular Season has come to a close and the Finals are set to begin.
The Web.com Tour Finals bring together the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour money list, players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performane on the PGA TOUR to play them 126-200 on that list.
These players will compete in four full-field stroke play events to battle for 50 PGA TOUR cards for the 2013-2014 season. Twenty-five cards have alreayd been secured via the Web.com Tour Regular Season. Those players will now play for their priority ranking, while the rest of the players chase after the remaining 25 cards.
Get a closer look at the players who will be competing below.
Top 75 money winners on the Web.com Tour Rank
1 Michael Putnam Grabbed top spot with two wins, finished T-30 at Regular Season finale. 2 Ben Martin Martin's two wins (United Leasing, Mylan) left him $50,415 short of Putnam.
3 Chesson Hadley Rex Hospital champion had five other top-10s this year.
4 Edward Loar The father of triplets won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. 5 Kevin Tway Son of former PGA Championship winner Bob Tway won the Albertsons Boise Open.
6 Bronson La'Cassie The Australian won the Regular Season finale in a playoff to move inside The 25.
7 Will Wilcox Won South Georgia and shot 59 Sunday in Utah, but settled for T-3.
8 Mark Anderson The BMW Charity Pro-Am champ finished eighth in his last start at News Sentinel.
9 Alex Aragon This year's WNB Golf Classic victory was his second career Web.com Tour title.
10 Tim Wilkinson Highest player on the money list without a win. Ranks third in scoring average. 11 Alex Prugh Has four top-10 finishes this year, ranks first in greens in regulation.
12 Jamie Lovemark The 2010 Web.com Tour player of the year won the Midwest Classic. 13 Kevin Kisner Winner of the Chile Classic leads the tour in par-5 scoring average. 14 Brice Garnett Has four top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at the Chile Classic. 15 Danny Lee Best finish of the season was a runner-up at Rex Hospital. 16 Matt Bettencourt Lost playoff to La'Cassie at Cox Classic, but still moved inside The 25.
17 Jim Renner Best finish was a solo second at the Colombia Championship. 18 Peter Malnati Earned status and secured card with a win at News Sentinel, his hometown event. 19 Benjamin Alvarado Claimed Brasil Classic to become the first player from Chile to win on Web.com Tour.
20 Brendon Todd Split time between the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. Won the Stadion Classic. 21 Daniel Chopra Three top-10s this season, ranks second in putts per round. 22 Wes Roach Played his way into The 25 with a T-16 at Cox Classic. 23 Miguel Angel Carballo Finished T-12 at Cox Classic to move from 29th to 23rd on money list.
24 Kevin Foley Won the Panama Claro Championship, the opening event of 2013. 25 Andrew Svoboda Played only six events on Web.com Tour, but made it count with Price Cutter win.
26 Steven Alker Held off Ashley Hall in a playoff to win the Utah Championship. 27 Ashley Hall Lost two playoffs in a row for runners-up at United Leasing and Utah. 28 Mathew Goggin Best finish was a runner-up in Panama; Finished T-21 at the U.S. Open. 29 Patrick Cantlay Sidelined from May-August with back injury. MC in two return starts.
30 John Peterson La'Cassie's birdie on 18 to force the playoff at Cox pushed Peterson out of The 25.
31 Scott Parel The former computer programmer won the Air Capital Classic. 32 Whee Kim Kim, who learned to play from YouTube, was runner-up in Mexico. 33 Chad Collins Finished in a tie for third three times in 2013. 34 Alexandre Rocha Earned his money-list position with three top-5s in the first half of the season. 35 D.J. Brigman The veteran went low Sunday at the Cox Classic to finish T-4.
36 Russell Knox Jacksonville Beach, Fla., resident fired an historic 59 at the Albertsons Boise Open.
37 Nick Rousey The 33-year-old rookie finished in the top 25 five times. 38 Shane Bertsch Has played six seasons on the PGA TOUR. Two third-place finishes this season. 39 Franklin Corpening High school teammate of Peterson. Finished T-13 at Crowne Plaza on PGA TOUR. 40 Will MacKenzie Last played the PGA TOUR in 2010; has finished in the top 25 seven times. 41 Billy Hurley III Former Navy Lieutenant and 2011 Web.com grad lost in a playoff at United Leasing. 42 Kelly Kraft Came close to his first Tour win at the Mylan Classic. Settled for solo second. 43 Byron Smith Finished solo second at the WNB Golf Classic. 44 Spencer Levin Returned from thumb surgery in late July. Lost in playoff at Albertsons. 45 Matt Davidson Two third-place finishes in his last five starts. 46 Jason Gore The seven-time Web.com Tour winner has earned $100,390 this year.
47 Brett Stegmaier The Web.com Tour rookie finished sixth twice in 2013. 48 Fernando Mechereffe The Brazilian picked up his best finish -- a solo second -- at the Price Cutter. 49 Tyrone Van Aswegen Became a U.S. citizen in June; ranks sixth in total birdies on Tour. 50 Andrew Putnam Brother to leading money winner Michael Putnam; finished in top 25 six times.
51 Scott Dunlap Has two career Web.com Tour wins; three top-10s this year. 52 Dawie van der Walt Finished runner-up at Brasil Classic; also won on European Tour this year.
53 Hunter Haas Returned to tour in February after hip surgery and finished in top 10 twice.
54 Camilo Benedetti Season got off to a rough start, but he rounded late with four top-25s. 55 Philip Pettitt, Jr. Ranks ninth in driving accuracy and sixth in total driving. Best finish was T-3. 56 Bhavik Patel Ranks 13th in driving distance. An injury has kept him sidelined since early August. 57 Tom Hoge Ranks 10th in putting average; Best finish was a runner-up at BMW. 58 Len Mattiace Played his way into the top 75 thanks to a T-7 at Cox Classic. 59 Richard Johnson Best finish was a T-6 in Brazil. Ranks second in driving accuracy, fourth in GIR. 60 Steve Wheatcroft Finished in the top 10 twice on Web.com Tour, also was T-21 at the Shell Houston. 61 Hudson Swafford The Georgia grad had two top 10s in his second full season on the Tour. 62 Ryan Spears Made 11 cuts in his rookie season on Tour. Ranked eighth in driving accuracy. 63 Roland Thatcher The three time Web.com Tour champion has six top 25s this year. 64 Alex Cejka Finished in the top 7 twice in his last five starts to move up the money list. 65 Joe Durant The four-time PGA TOUR winner split his time between tours this year. 66 Adam Hadwin Back-to-back top 10s at United Leasing and Utah gave him a boost on the money list. 67 Guy Boros The 48-year-old former PGA TOUR champion had two top 10s in 2013.
68 Aron Price Ranks fifth in driving accuracy. Best finish was T-7 at the Air Capital Classic. 69 Ariel Canete Leading money winner from NEC Series PGA TOUR Latinoamerica had one T-3.
70 Andrew Loupe Despite 72 on Sunday, his T-12 at Cox was enough to move inside top 75 in money. 71 Adam Crawford Made the cut in 10 straight events from May to August; best finish was T-6. 72 Scott Harrington The Northwestern grad was boosted on the money list by three top-25s. 73 Oscar Fraustro No. 2 on last year's 'Los Cinco,' best finish was a tie for 10th at Brasil Classic. 74 Troy Merritt Kicked off his season with a T-6 a the Chile Classic, his biggest check of the year. 75 Nick Flanagan Missed the cut at the Cox Classic but managed to stay inside top 75.
FedExCup: Nos. 126-200 Rank Player Comment 126 Robert Streb Lost card after missing 11-foot birdie putt on season's final hole.
129 Brad Fritsch T-9 at Farmers Insurance Open was lone top-10 for 35-year-old rookie. 131 Bud Cauley Alabama product was 38th in 2012 FedExCup in first full season on TOUR. 132 Ricky Barnes 2009 U.S. Open runner-up was third on TOUR in greens in regulation. 133 Fabian Gomez The 35-year-old Argentine was runner-up at the Puerto Rico Open. 134 Greg Owen Had four top-25s in 24 starts, highlighted by T-12 at RBC Canadian Open. 135 Shawn Stefani 54-hole lead at FedEx St. Jude and U.S. Open ace highlighted rookie season. 136 Chad Campbell The 2001 Web.com Tour player of the year has four PGA TOUR victories. 139 Jim Herman The 35-year-old finished in top 11 in three of his final five events of 2013. 141 Ryo Ishikawa Two-time Presidents Cup participant (2009, '11) is a 10-time winner in Japan. 142 Tag Ridings The 38-year-old's three top-25s this season included a T-9 at Greenbrier. 143 Trevor Immelman 2008 Masters champion has had five top-10s since major win.
144 Dicky Pride Couldn't repeat resurgent 2012, when he finished 70th in FedExCup. 147 Doug LaBelle II T-18 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic was one of two top-25s in 23 starts. 148 Ben Kohles Started pro career with consecutive Web.com Tour wins in 2012. 149 Brandt Jobe 48-year-old earned more than $1.6 million on TOUR in 2011.
150 Justin Bolli 2012 Web.com Tour Championship winner had two fourth-place finishes.
151 Steve LeBrun 2012 q-school runner-up had four top-25s in rookie season. 155 Vaughn Taylor Two-time TOUR winner had five top-25s in 16 starts, including one top-10. 156 Robert Karlsson Two-time European Ryder Cup team member finished T-4 at Wells Fargo. 158 Cameron Percy Australian made 13 of 21 cuts, but T-14 at Puerto Rico was lone top-25. 159 Henrik Norlander Swede was member of Augusta State's 2010 and 2011 NCAA title teams. 160 Seung-Yul Noh Finished 37th in FedExCup as rookie last year, but just one top-10 this year.
163 Luke List 28-year-old rookie and 2004 U.S. Am runner-up had two top-25s in 24 starts. 164 Casey Wittenberg 2012 Web.com Tour player of the year had his lone top-10 at THE PLAYERS. 165 David Mathis Won in 2010 on Dye's Valley, site of this year's Web.com Tour Championship.
167 Troy Matteson Last of 33-year-old's two PGA TOUR victories came at 2009 Frys.com Open. 169 Will Claxton 31-year-old finished 102nd on the FedExCup points list as rookie in 2012. 170 Sean O'Hair 2009 Presidents Cup participant is a four-time TOUR winner.
175 D.J. Trahan Two-time PGA TOUR winner finished T-8 at this year's Puerto Rico Open. 176 Nick O'Hern Former International Presidents Cup team member made seven of 10 cuts. 177 Scott Gardiner 37-year-old rookie had never made a TOUR start before 2013. 178 Cameron Beckman Three-time PGA TOUR winner was runner-up at Sanderson Farms. 179 Bobby Gates His T-4 at Zurich Classic was one of four made cuts in 2013. 180 Alistair Presnell Had best finish of year (T-29) in last event, the Wyndham Championship.
182 Lee Williams Two-time Walker Cup (2003, '05) participant was TOUR rookie in 2013. 183 Bill Lunde Former TOUR winner made 10 starts in 2013; was T-7 at Sanderson Farms. 184 Colt Knost Former U.S. Am champ had just one top-25 after career year in 2012.
187 Aaron Watkins T-8 at Zurich Classic was one of three made cuts in 2013 for 31-year-old. 188 Darron Stiles Five-time Web.com Tour winner had two top-25s this season. 189 Jin Park Had best finish (T-20) in final event of 2013 to qualify for Finals. 190 Chris DiMarco Three-time TOUR winner also was three-time runner-up in majors. 191 Glen Day Former TOUR winner finished 26th or better in three of six starts in 2013. 193 Tim Petrovic Former TOUR winner finished T-9 at The Greenbrier Classic this year. 194 Rod Pampling Two-time TOUR winner had first season without a top-10 since 2010. 195 Heath Slocum Winner of four PGA TOUR titles, including 2009 The Barclays. 198 Andres Gonzales Shot 64 in final round of season to qualify for Web.com Tour Finals. 199 Nathan Green TOUR winner had his last top-10 at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open. 200 Kevin Na Hasn't played since the Masters because of a bulging disk in his back. FedExCup: Non-members in top 200 Player Comment Marcel Siem World's 66th-ranked player made nine starts, finishing T-10 at Valero Texas Open. Peter Tomasulo Three-time Web.com Tour winner made eight of 10 PGA TOUR cuts in 2013.
Jeff Klauk Son of former TPC Sawgrass superintendent continues comeback from epilepsy.
Special medical exemptions Player Comment Kris Blanks Finished T-4 at 2012 q-school, but shoulder injury limited him to one start.
Steve Marino Four-time TOUR runner-up made 12 starts in 2013. Scott McCarron Three-time TOUR winner is coming back from thumb and wrist injuries. Arron Oberholser The 2006 Pebble Beach winner has struggled with wrist injuries. Jhonattan Vegas The 2011 Humana winner hasn’t played since February after shoulder surgery.