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Web.com Tour Earnings - Top 25

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


Alex Prugh

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 29

Record (regular season): 18 events; 10 cuts made; eight top 25s; five top 10s

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $208,467

Money List Rank: 11

Summary: May have been the definition of feast-or-famine. His accuracy and short game appear to be problematic, ranking 111th in scrambling and 120th in driving accuracy. That puts pressure on the irons.

2013-14 Expectations: It will be interesting to see how his finishing first on the Web.com Tour in GIR and 120th in driving accuracy will play out on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14. Typically, it’s much harder to scramble on the PGA TOUR, so that he already struggles in that category is a red flag. In 58 career PGA TOUR events he owns a runner-up (Frys.com Open) to go with four top 10s and eight top 25s, so he can certainly get it going.

Crystal Ball: Too many red flags for my taste. FEC 130-160.

 

Jamie Lovemark

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 25

Record (regular season): 17 events; nine cuts made; six top 25s; three top 10s and a win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $178,421

Money List Rank: 12

Summary: Certainly missed about as much as he hit, but at first in driving distance and fifth in putting, I like the way that translates to the next level. His win at the Midwest Classic was surrounded by top-seven finishes.

2013-14 Expectations: Put me down as a subscriber to the theory that class is permanent and form is temporary, and that is to say that I like his chances on TOUR in 2013-14. He’s still very young and was mentioned in the same company, often in a little higher regard, than contemporaries such as Kyle Stanley, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Chappell and others when he turned pro. We finally witnessed Billy Horschel break through this past season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a healthy Lovemark did the same.

Crystal Ball: Time to buy low while you can, as he should finish in the 45-75 range.

 

Kevin Kisner

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 29

Record (regular season): 18 events; nine made cuts; five top 25s; two top 10s and a win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $177,116

Money List Rank: 13

Summary: Another example of a guy that keeps bouncing back and forth between the Web.com Tour and the PGA TOUR. He won the Chile Classic early in the season and spent the rest of the year holding on.

2013-14 Expectations: He’s made 21 of 49 cuts on the PGA TOUR in his two seasons, but only has one top 10. Ball-striking seems to be the deficiency in his game, and you can’t fake your way around most of the PGA TOUR tracks.

Crystal Ball: Unless he can figure out the tee-to-green game, he’ll fall in line in the 135-165 range.

 

Brice Garnett

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 30

Record (regular season): 19 events; 10 cuts made; seven top 25s; a runner-up and a third

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $169,785

Money List Rank: 14

Summary: He’s consistently and steadily improved in each of his four years on the Web.com Tour, culminating with a PGA TOUR card this season. Did most of his work early in the year, only netting one top 10 in his final 13 starts and suffering through a string of seven missed cuts in the middle of the year.

2013-14 Expectations: His Web.com progression took some time and his PGA TOUR journey likely will as well. Statistically he doesn’t appear to have a noted strength or weakness.

Crystal Ball: While it certainly shouldn’t be a disaster rookie season, expect a learning curve and a finish in the 145-175 range.

 

Danny Lee

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 23

Record (regular season): 19 events; 13 cuts made; eight top 25s; four top 10s and a runner-up

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $169,300

Money List Rank: 15

Summary: Season was highlighted by a runner-up at the Rex Hospital Open. He ranked inside the top 50 in a number of statistical categories but didn’t stand out in any.

2013-14 Expectations: This marks a return trip to the PGA TOUR for what has to be one of the older 23-year-olds in professional golf if there is such a thing. He’s made 21 of 43 PGA TOUR cuts, but only has one top 10 despite an impressive amateur and Web.com Tour résumé.

Crystal Ball: Could be poised for a breakthrough, but nothing concrete points towards it. Should slot nicely in the 115-145 range with increased familiarity on TOUR.

 

Matt Bettencourt

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 38

Record (regular season): 12 events; seven cuts made, two runner-up finishes

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $162,877

Money List Rank: 16

Summary: Bounced between the PGA TOUR (Past Champion status) and the Web.com Tour, missing almost as many cuts as he made on the junior circuit but coming through with a pair of second-place efforts.

2013-14 Expectations: There isn’t a lot of mystery around this one. Maybe a half-step above journeyman status with a PGA TOUR win under his belt, he’s going to miss some cuts and have a number of other low finishes but he will put himself in the mix a handful of times. How well he finishes when he contends will be the difference of retaining his card and returning to the Web.com Tour Finals.

Crystal Ball: The range would seem to be 110-140 in the FEC Standings.

 

Jim Renner

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 29

Record (regular season): 19 events; 10 made cuts; four top 10s and a runner-up

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $159,165

Money List Rank: 17

Summary: Similar to Ben Martin, Renner earns a return trip to the PGA TOUR after spending the last two seasons down on the farm. Season started with a pair of top-four finishes in his first four weeks, but slowly fizzled out.

2013-14 Expectations: He grabbed a couple of top fives in opposite field events in his 2011 stint on TOUR, but didn’t do much when the big boys were in town. It’s likely that he will be among the bottom feeders on TOUR in 2013-14, especially considering his current form being on the slide.

Crystal Ball: Someone has to be near the bottom, so he’s in the 170-200 range.

 

Peter Malnati

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 26

Record (regular season): eight events; seven cuts made; six top 25s and a win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $158,696.33

Money List Rank: 18

Summary: Played his way onto the Web.com Tour after beginning the year with zero status and won the News Sentinel Open in his seventh start of the year. Finished the regular season 12th in the all-around ranking, getting it done in all facets of the game.

2013-14 Expectations: Guys like this will drive gamers mad because the body of work is just too small. He’s been a pro since 2009 and has never made a PGA TOUR start or more than two Web.com Tour starts in any season until this one. Did he catch lightning in a bottle, or did he find the secret somewhere in the dirt? A massive risk, but he’s shown this season that there is a possibility for reward.

Crystal Ball: I’d take him somewhere between 30-240 in the FedExCup standings, but that wouldn’t be all that helpful, so I’ll say 130-160.

 

Benjamin Alvarado

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 28

Record (regular season): 12 events; five made cuts; one win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $157,304

Money List Rank: 19

Summary: The native Chilean tied for fourth in his home country and locked up a PGA TOUR card with a win in Brazil all in his first three starts. He hasn’t done any better than a T35 in the U.S.

2013-14 Expectations: This is a pretty open-and-shut case. He hasn’t done anything outside of South America, and the PGA TOUR doesn’t exactly play in South America.

Crystal Ball: 200-230

 

Brendon Todd

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 28

Record (regular season): six events; five top 25s and a win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $152,828

Money List Rank: 20

Summary: Spent the majority of his time focused on the PGA TOUR, especially after a win at the Stadion Classic at UGA essentially locked up his card for the 2013-14 PGA TOUR. Had five top 25s in 10 starts on the PGA TOUR this year and finished 145th in the FedExCup standings.

2013-14 Expectations: Now has 60 PGA TOUR starts under his belt and made only $1,075 less on the PGA TOUR in 2013 than he did in 2012 with 19 less opportunities. He just about has this figured out.

Crystal Ball: Expect him to easily keep his card this time around and finish in the 60-90 range in the FEC.

 

Daniel Chopra

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 39

Record (regular season): 19 events; eight top 25s; three top 10s and a pair of third-place finishes

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $145,290

Money List Rank: 21

Summary: Went from a PGA TOUR regular to a guy that keeps bouncing back and forth between the TOUR and the Web.com Tour. Just like 2011, he wrapped up his card via the Web.com but that shouldn’t give us too much solace in his ability to convert on the big stage.

2013-14 Expectations: Finished 206th in the FEC standings in 2012 in his last full season on the PGA TOUR, so don’t count on his Web.com Tour results as a solid litmus.

Crystal Ball: I’ll take him in the 160-190 range.

 

Wes Roach

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 24

Record (regular season): 17 events; 13 cuts made; seven top 25s and a runner-up

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $145,097.56

Money List Rank: 22

Summary: Showed a nice progression in year two of the Web.com Tour, culminating with a T2 in Mexico. Made a similar number of cuts (14, up from 12), but the big difference was increasing the top 25s from three to seven and the top 10s from one to three. Ranked 11th in all-around and fifth in total driving in the regular season.

2013-14 Expectations: He’s still learning, so expect his first stint on TOUR to be very much an experiment in seasoning.

Crystal Ball: Has the feel of guy that will not keep his card, but very well may drop back down to the Web.com Tour in 2015 for one more year of seasoning before bouncing back up to the PGA TOUR in 2015-16. Should fall into the 160-190 range.

 

Miguel Carballo

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 34

Record (regular season): 21 events; 14 cuts made; eight top 25s; three top 10s and a runner-up

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): 23

Money List Rank: $144,376

Summary: Back on the Web.com after his first stint on the PGA TOUR in 2012, top-15 finishes in his last three regular season starts including a T2 in Knoxville locked him into a return trip to the PGA TOUR for 2013-14.

2013-14 Expectations: It took him a long time to finally figure out how to successfully navigate the Web.com Tour, so that he didn’t keep his card on the PGA TOUR in 2012 should not be a surprise. That he made 13 of 25 cuts with two top 25s in 2012 provides hope that he could figure it out this time around.

Crystal Ball: Keeps a gradual pace, so I don’t expect a huge just. I’ll peg him in at 140-170.

 

Kevin Foley

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 26

Record (regular season): 19 events; seven cuts made; two top 10s and a win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $144,052

Money List Rank: 24

Summary: Talk about one week making a year, he won the season opener in Panama and practically fell apart from there. A T6 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am was the only other top 25s. Had it not been for the win, he would have failed to make the Web.com Tour playoffs.

2013-14 Expectations: If he can’t be consistent on the Web.com Tour, it’s hard to see him being a factor on his first look at the PGA TOUR.

Crystal Ball: Might have a nice week or two, but 180-210.

 

Andrew Svoboda

Age (as of Oct. 10, 2013): 34

Record (regular season): seven events; three cuts made; one win

Earnings (before Web.com Tour Finals): $140,540

Money List Rank: 25

Summary: A PGA TOUR rookie in 2013, he dropped down to play a few Web.com Tour events and it was the best possible decision he could have made. He won the Price Cutter Charity Championship and made more money in that week ($121,500) than he did in 18 PGA TOUR starts ($77,219).

2013-14 Expectations: Nothing about his 2013 PGA TOUR season give hope for a huge turnaround in 2013-14. Maybe a small bounce.

Crystal Ball: The 175-205 range sounds about right.

 

Unlike every other PGA TOUR season to date, we won’t have to wait for January and the West Coast swing to get a taste of how the new class will perform. They will have the opportunity to carry their form straight out of the Web.com Tour playoffs into the Fall Series. Returns will make themselves known almost immediately.

 

As always, best of luck to all!

 



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Ryan O’Sullivan joined Rotoworld in 2012. The Clemson grad blogs as The Golf Aficionado.
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