The Web.com Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR with the first 25 PGA TOUR Cards earned at the WinCo Foods Portland Open in August and the remaining 25 cards earned via the Web.com Tour Finals.
It’s a new era in golf with all 50 PGA TOUR Cards being earned through the Web.com Tour. 25 of those will be secrured on Sunday at the WinCo Foods Portland Open.
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR, with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, replacing Nationwide Insurance. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won over 440 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and six PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of all Tours and Tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and has exceeded $2 billion in charitable giving.
Exclusive Path to the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR recently announced significant changes to its qualifying structure, greatly enhancing the stature of the Web.com Tour. The Web.com Tour is now the path to the PGA TOUR, with all 50 PGA TOUR Cards coming through the Web.com Tour. There will be 21 Regular Season events leading to the culminating four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. The Finals will feature a blend of the 75 leading Web.com Tour money winners through the end of the Regular Season and the first 75 PGA TOUR players who do not qualify for the FedExCup. The 25th and final event of the year (Web.com Tour Championship) is where the 50 cards will be finalized.
International Membership and Reach
The Web.com Tour’s 288 members hail from around the globe. There are 80 international players with full or partial Tour exemptions, representing 19 countries outside the United States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden. The 2017 Web.com Tour schedule also has an international flavor, featuring 25 events played in 15 states and five countries in Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Panama).
The Web.com Tour graduated 50 players to the PGA TOUR at the end of the 2016 season. 25 cards were earned via the 21-event Regular Season and awarded on Sunday at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, with a second set of 25 cards awarded at the conclusion of the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in late September. Ryan Brehm entered the WinCo Foods Portland Open on the outside looking in but vaulted from the 30th position to 4th on the money list with his victory in Portland. Wesley Bryan won three times on the Web.com Tour to earn an automatic promotion to the PGA TOUR and was named the 2016 Web.com Tour Player of the Year. To learn more about the players who earned their PGA TOUR cards at Pumpkin Ridge, CLICK HERE to visit “The 25 from 2016.”
Looking forward to 2017, there will be plenty on the line at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final full-field event on the Web.com Tour. The drama will unfold this August and the international spotlight will be on Witch Hollow at Pumpkin Ridge as this pivotal Web.com Tour event will determine who earns the first 25 PGA TOUR Cards and who moves on to the Web.com Tour Finals.