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Scott Hoch shot a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Toshiba Classic on the Champions Tour.
The reasons why he went sub-70 are unimportant. We're merely keeping tabs on his Major Medical Extension on the PGA TOUR. He loses one start when he competes on the Champions Tour when eligible on merit for the PGA TOUR. This leaves him with two starts to bank $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and retain status. So, the next time you hear or read about someone complaining that guys with medical extensions are either abusing that status or wasting a spot in a field somehow better reserved for the next guy on the alternate list, just remember that Hoch is doing those guys a solid. Mar 14 - 9:31 PM

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Scott Hoch elected to compete in this week's ACE Group Classic on the Champions Tour instead of the Northern Trust Open, so he will lose one start on his Major Medical Extension.

Because we're nothing if not thorough, we'll keep tabs on the 58-year-old until he exhausts his MME. Golfers 50 and older forfeit a start on medical extension on the PGA TOUR if they peg it on the Champions Tour the same week they are eligible on merit for the concurrent PGA TOUR event. This week's decision leaves him with three starts to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and retain status. But since Hoch hasn't played the PGA TOUR since 2009, it's only a matter of time before he loses our attention for good.
Feb 14 - 3:19 PM

By sitting out The McGladrey Classic, Scott Hoch now has four starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and retain status.

It's fair to question why he even bothered to apply for a medical given he hasn't appeared on the PGA TOUR since 2009, but we'll continue to monitor for the record. Limit your investment in him to formats that include Champions Tour. He finished 48th in Charles Schwab Cup points in 2013.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Because Scott Hoch has teed it up on the Champions Tour the last two weeks instead of the PGA TOUR, he's lost two starts on his Major Medical Extension on the latter.

It's not surprising that he's committed to collecting Charles Schwab Cup points with the 50-and-older crowd, but we're compelled to keep you updated as along as he has fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR. Hoch has five starts remaining on his MME to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and retain status. He loses starts only when he's eligible on merit to compete on the PGA TOUR, so he won't take another dent on his medical as he wraps up his season on the Champions Tour the next two weeks since both the CIMB Classic and WGC-HSBC Champions are invitationals for which he didn't qualify.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 09:02:00 PM

Scott Hoch was given a Major Medical Extension on the PGA TOUR to earn $595,483 in seven starts and retain status.

You may be wondering why, especially since he played a full schedule of 17 starts on the Champions Tour this year. Well, Hoch had fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR going back to 2012 via a career earnings exemption, but he hasn't played the circuit since 2009. What's more, because he committed to this week's SAS Championship with the 50-and-older crowd (where he opened with an even-par 72), he's dinged a start on the medical, leaving him with six starts. Anytime a senior is eligible for a PGA TOUR event on merit, but elects to play the Champions Tour instead, it counts against his allotment on the medical. He's scheduled for another pass with the younger boys as he's scheduled to compete in next week's Greater Hickory Kia Classic instead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 09:07:00 PM

Scott Hoch carded a 1-under 69 in the second round of the Honda Classic to make the cut on the number.

Next week will mark three years since Hoch last made a cut on the PGA Tour. Shortly thereafter, he re-injured his left wrist, which forced him out of action for the remainder of 2005. Then, he turned 50 in November of '05 and has played the Champions Tour exclusively since, winning twice this month in fact. Veteran fantasy owners remember the glory days when Hoch was one of the most consistent scorers available. He never won a major and isn't valuable in any format today but he is fully exempt on the PGA Tour via the exemption awarded to those inside the Top 25 on the career money list.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 08:13:00 PM

Hoch (-8) captured a Top 10 this week.

Hoch posted a decent 69 today in Round 4 to hang on to a Top 10 finish. He accumulated some valuable Ryder Cup points.
Sun, Jul 25, 2004 10:53:00 PM

Hoch (-7) shot even par and dropped down into a T7.

Normally even par isn't a bad round but in Round 3 it cost Hoch 4 spots on the leader board. He'll have a hard time capturing his third win at this event.
Sun, Jul 25, 2004 01:40:00 PM

Hoch (-7) posted a 65 today in round 2.

Hoch jumped up to the lead with his stellar 65 today. I think it's safe to say he likes this event.
Fri, Jul 23, 2004 04:20:00 PM

Scott Hoch (-2) scrambled to a 68 yesterday. What could have been had he not made 3 bogeys yesterday.

Hoch is a cagey vet who could rip off a bunch of birdies. He has won this event twice so that should help his confidence this week.
Fri, Jul 23, 2004 10:48:00 AM

Scott Hoch (-9) finished in 2nd place at the Shell.

Hoch captured his 3rd Top 10 of 2004. It's also his best finish since his win at Doral in 2003.
Mon, Apr 26, 2004 10:56:00 PM

Hoch tied for 7th this week at -6.

Hoch (-6) notched his 2nd Top 10 in 2004.
Mon, Apr 19, 2004 11:15:00 AM

Scott Hoch will look to defend his title at the Ford Championships at Doral this week.

Hoch has a great history at Doral, never finishing worse than 35th in four tries since 1997.
Wed, Mar 3, 2004 06:28:00 AM