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.
|PGA TOUR CARDS AWARDED||5||1993: 10; '97: 15||15||2003: 20; '07: 25||Up to 50|
|FAMOUS ALUMNI||Tom Lehman Ernie Els||David Toms Jim Furyk||Chad Campbell Heath Slocum||Lucas Glover Zach Johnson||?|
|HIGHLIGHTS||First John Daly sighting. Never returns after winning '91 PGA||David Duval escapes to PGA Tour, where he's 11th on '95 money list||Tim Clark claims tour's first $100,000 payday at 2000 Boise Open||Jason Gore wins three straight in '05, shooting 59 in last||Check clears|
|NOTEWORTHY||Hogan's advice to first class of players: "Watch out for buses"||After 83 consecutive starts, Carl Paulson finally wins||Buy.com has financial problems, seeks out of contract, sues PGA Tour||Jerry Rice, 23 over after 27 holes, WDs from event he hosts||Ben Bates, tour leader with 410 starts, moves to senior tour|