by Jeff Skinner
It was a big weekend for many golfers as all the tour’s had some kind of tournament going on. Suzann Pettersen won for the second consecutive week on the LPGA Tour and Nick Watney earned his second win of 2012 at the CIMB Classic. Peter Hanson edged Rory McIlroy at the European Tour’s BMW Masters and David Frost topped Bernhard Langer at the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship.
All were deserving champions but none of those tournaments will have the long range effect on their champions as the 25 winners on the Web.com Tour this past weekend.
Yes, I said 25 winners because the Web.com Tour Championship is home to one of the best Sundays of the golf season. After toiling all season trying to pile up that hard earned cash the top 25 money winners on the Web.com Tour qualify for tour cards to the PGA Tour for the 2013 season.
The top 25 on the web.com Tour are handed their PGA Tour Cards in a ceremony after the Tour Championship and it has to be one of the best moments of the golf season. There are some familiar faces coming back to the big leagues and a new crop of twenty-somethings making their tour debut.
It isn’t winning a major championship and actually some of the top 25 haven’t even won on the Web.com Tour but earning a spot on the PGA Tour is a life changing event for all the 25 be they new members or older veterans returning to the tour. It’s simply one of the best Sundays on any tour.