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July 09, 2012
July 09, 2012

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July 9, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Where Are They Now?
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For the fourth time since 1992, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit has a new sponsor: Effective immediately, the Nationwide tour is the Web.com tour. Next year the Web.com will supersede Q school as the main path to the PGA Tour. Here's a brief history.

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SPONSORHOGANNIKEBUY.COMNATIONWIDEWEB.COM
YEARS1990--921993--992000--022003--122012--
PGA TOUR CARDS AWARDED51993: 10; '97: 15152003: 20; '07: 25Up to 50
FAMOUS ALUMNITom Lehman Ernie ElsDavid Toms Jim FurykChad Campbell Heath SlocumLucas Glover Zach Johnson?
HIGHLIGHTSFirst John Daly sighting. Never returns after winning '91 PGADavid Duval escapes to PGA Tour, where he's 11th on '95 money listTim Clark claims tour's first $100,000 payday at 2000 Boise OpenJason Gore wins three straight in '05, shooting 59 in lastCheck clears
NOTEWORTHYHogan's advice to first class of players: "Watch out for buses"After 83 consecutive starts, Carl Paulson finally winsBuy.com has financial problems, seeks out of contract, sues PGA TourJerry Rice, 23 over after 27 holes, WDs from event he hostsBen Bates, tour leader with 410 starts, moves to senior tour
PHOTOBETTMANN/CORBIS (HOGAN)PHOTOMATTHEW HARRIS (LEHMAN)PHOTOPGA TOUR (DUVAL)PHOTODARREN CARROLL (CAMPBELL)PHOTOCHRIS CONDON/PGA TOUR (JOHNSON)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (RICE)