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With the 36-hole cut falling at the Web.com Tour Championship, the fate of many household names has been realized.

Sixty-six golfers survived at even-par 140 to play the weekend at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. The finale of the Web.com Tour Finals will graduate 25 golfers to the PGA TOUR in 2014-15. Ignoring those on known medical extensions and with conditional status next season, the list of notable MCs without fully exempt status next season is as follows (* = Past Champion status): 141--*Chad Campbell; Kevin Tway; Gary Christian ... 142--*Ryuji Imada ... 144--*Kyle Stanley; Patrick Rodgers ... 145--Casey Wittenberg ... 146--*Y.E. Yang ... 148--*Tim Herron ... 152--Roland Thatcher ... 153--James Driscoll ... WD--D.H. Lee; *Tim Petrovic; John Mallinger; *Richard S. Johnson.
Sep 20 - 1:21 PM

First-round leader Zac Blair chased his opening 63 at the Web.com Tour Championship with a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to post 12-under 128 at the midpoint, good for a three-stroke margin over Derek Fathauer.

Blair returned to Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass this morning to complete his second round that was delayed by inclement weather on Friday. He closed birdie-bogey-par, but he opened his loop with an eagle-3 at the 10th hole. Blair added three consecutive birdies beginning at the par-4 18th. The 24-year-old missed six greens in regulation in each of his first two rounds, but has limited the damage to that lone bogey.
Sep 20 - 12:17 PM

The second round of the Web.com Tour Championship was suspended for darkness.

Inclement weather delayed play for a time today. As a result, 20 golfers were stranded at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass at nightfall, including first-round leader Zac Blair. He's 12-under through 33 holes and will return to complete the seventh hole on Saturday morning. James Nitties finished his second round and posted 6-under 66-68=134. That's good for a share of fourth place at the moment. The 31-year-old from Australia arrived for the finale of the four-event series ranked 42nd (or $13,816.67 outside the bubble) among the top 25 elbowing for PGA TOUR cards. Nitties hasn't played on the PGA TOUR since losing his card after a two-year stint in 2010.
Sep 19 - 9:18 PM

Tommy Gainey spun an 8-under-par 31-31=62 in his second round of the Web.com Tour Championship, establishing the course record at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

Gainey split 12 (of 14) fairways and missed only one green in regulation en route to nine birdies and one bogey, that a 5 at the 15th hole. He birdied both par 3s on the back half of the track -- his front side today -- and both par 5s on the course. The likable native from South Carolina exhausted his PGA TOUR status earned when he won The McGladrey Classic in 2012. He finished the 2013-14 season ranked 156th in FedExCup points and 147th on the money list, and then opened the Web.com Tour Finals 0-for-3. So, even though he signed his card today sitting just inside the top 10 on the leaderboard, Gainey will need to keep the pedal down on the weekend to secure his return to the PGA TOUR.
Sep 19 - 2:14 PM

At 4-over-par 72-72=144, Patrick Rodgers will miss the cut at the Web.com Tour Championship.

The all-everything at Stanford entered the finale of the Web.com Tour Finals as the last man inside the bubble among those chasing 25 PGA TOUR cards at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. At the time he signed today's card, he led the field in distance off the tee (318.5 yards), but ranked T101 in putting (1.880). Rodgers buried six birdies, but also squared eight bogeys and a double in two loops around the par-70 track in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He was attempting to shortcut his way to the big leagues via sponsor exemptions this summer. That success secured a spot in the four-event series, but he'll settle for status on the Web.com Tour in 2015. If there's a silver lining, because he played only seven times on the PGA TOUR, he didn't forfeit his rookie eligibility.
Sep 19 - 1:44 PM

James Driscoll reached the midpoint of the Web.com Tour Championship in 13-over-par 74-79=153 and will miss the cut.

At the time he signed his card, he sat last of the 125 projected to complete 36 holes at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Driscoll opened the Web.com Tour Finals with a T12 at the Hotel Fitness Championship, but trailed with a withdrawal before his second round at the Chiquita Classic and an MC in Columbus, Ohio, last week. So, he will not secure one of the 25 PGA TOUR cards up for grabs this weekend. It's a disappointing conclusion to a forgettable year. He sat 68th in the FedExCup standings in mid-March, but closed the season 2-for-11 with no top 60s and finished outside the top 150 in points and earnings. He's never cracked the season-ending top 100 in either, but maintained membership for seven consecutive seasons. Now without any status -- he's survived 116 cuts, so he's 34 short of qualifying for Veteran Membership -- Driscoll is headed back to the Web.com Tour where he hasn't played since 2007. He'll turn 37 years of age on Oct. 9.
Sep 19 - 1:21 PM

Zac Blair crafted a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the opening round of the Web.com Tour Championship to take the 18-hole lead.

Blair's course-record-tying score at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass positions him two strokes clear of five players at 5-under. The 24-year-old entered the week having missed his first three cuts in the Web.com Tour Finals and needs a huge result if he is to earn a PGA TOUR card. He circled seven birdies and secured 11 pars, landing just 12 GIR but putting to a 1.417 average. He tied for second in the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August, so he's not afraid to score a big finish.
Sep 18 - 8:47 PM

D.A. Points elected not to compete in this week's Web.com Tour Championship due to the concern among his brethren that he'd directly impact the final standings among the 25 chasing PGA TOUR cards for 2014-15.

Points is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR next season for winning the Shell Houston Open in 2013, but he wanted to sneak in some live action during his two-month break since he didn't qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. However, because the Web.com Tour Finals is a four-event series and not a single tournament, the possibility exists that he could effectively reduce the earnings of a guy on the bubble for the top 25. Of course, his impact wouldn't be any different than any other golfer in the field, but the message is that Points doesn't need the money for a card. "I thought unless I finish in the top 4 or 5 it wouldn’t make a difference, but then guys were on me about it," he said. "I understand that and that’s not why I’m here. I’ve got a lot of friends who are playing in this. I’m not here to keep anybody from getting a job."
Sep 17 - 9:15 PM

Patrick Rodgers makes his third start of the Web.com Tour Finals in the Web.com Tour Championship and is positioned to emerge with a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card.

Rodgers barely earned a spot in the Finals by virtue of his non-member FedExCup points in 2013-14. After missing the cut at the Chiquita Classic, he tied for eight in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. The $30,000 he amassed in that start has him 25th on the Web.com Tour Finals money list for players not already possessing TOUR cards for next season. Should he remain inside the top 25, he would enjoy full status on the PGA TOUR next year.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 17 - 4:37 PM

Vaughn Taylor is set to begin the Web.com Tour Championship with a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card in his sights.

Taylor ranks 24th on the Web.com Tour Finals money list for players not already holding a PGA TOUR card for next season. His tie for 10th at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship last week is a big reason as to why. Should he earn enough money to crack the top 25 on the money list this week, he would return to the PGA TOUR. He is a veteran of 273 PGA TOUR starts and is a two-time winner.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 17 - 4:32 PM

Will Wilcox will tee it up in the Web.com Tour Championship this week with full status on the PGA TOUR for 2014-15 on the line.

The good news for Wilcox is that he already has conditional status locked up by virtue of finishing 142nd in the FedExCup standings during his rookie season on TOUR. With a T19 in the Hotel Fitness Championship and a T12 in the Chiquita Classic ultimately boosting him to 23rd in the Web.com Tour Finals money list for players not already exempt for 2014-15, he is well positioned to solidify his standing for next season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 17 - 4:29 PM

Carlos Sainz Jr. enters the Web.com Tour Championship on the correct side of the bubble for a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card.

Sainz Jr. is 22nd on the Web.com Tour Finals money list for players without a TOUR card already secured. The top 25 on that list will received their playing privileges for next season. He collected a couple of top-20 finishes to kick off the Finals before missing the cut at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship last week. Another top 20 this week would likely do the trick.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 17 - 4:25 PM

Anthony Kim remains sidelined indefinitely and may be wrestling with a financial dilemma, according to Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck, who wrote an article on the golfer for the Sept. 22 edition of the magazine.

Shipnuck wove new reporting with quotes from old interviews in an attempt to piece AK's mystery together. Injuries, a philosophical disconnect with the PGA TOUR and the absence of a fit socially among members all contribute to Kim's disappearance, but perhaps the most relevant issue concerns an insurance policy that would reportedly pay him nearly $20 million for never hitting another golf ball in sanctioned competition. None of Kim's quotes are recent, so all of these angles as it relates to Kim's mindset today amounts to aggregate conjecture. If he returns, he'll be armed with a Major Medical Extension with 16 starts to earn $613,550 and retain status, but those numbers are mere formalities when compared to the saga that has so many golf fans and gamers scratching their heads.
Source: Golf.com
Sep 17 - 3:07 PM

Tag Ridings has his sights set on a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card at this week's Web.com Tour Championship.

Ridings ranks 26th on the Web.com Tour Finals money list of players not already fully exempt for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. He must crack the top 25 on that list if he is to return to the PGA TOUR for another stint. His T12 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship is his second top-25 finish of the Finals. A third would likely be good enough for a coveted card.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 16 - 9:28 PM

Eric Axley has a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card in his sights at the Web.com Tour Championship.

Axley finished 184th in the FedExCup standings, affording him the opportunity to play the Web.com Tour Finals. The top 25 players on the Finals money list not already holding a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card will earn fully exempt status. He is currently 27th on that list, having made each of his three cuts in the Web.com Tour Finals, highlighted by a T12 at the Chiquita Classic.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 16 - 9:24 PM


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