With a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in his opening round of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn on the Champions Tour, Scott Hoch has lost status on the PGA TOUR via a Major Medical Extension.
Well, that's over. Hoch hasn't played the PGA TOUR since 2009, but he had fully exempt status via the medical after he burned a career earnings exemption in 2012. For the record, he fell short of meeting the terms by $595,483 or 369.000 FedExCup points, which, of course, equals the original goals when he was granted the medical. Undoubtedly, there had to be a personal benefit to Hoch for having the lifeline, but it was never relevant to fantasy gamers. This is likely to be the last we'll write about the 11-time PGA TOUR winner in a long time. He'll turn 59 years of age next month. Fri, Oct 17, 2014 08:51:00 PM