The Web.com Tour and its tournaments are committed to supporting charities in the communities in which events are played. Through January 2019, the tours of the PGA TOUR and their tournaments gave back $2.84 billion in charitable giving dating back to the first recorded donation in 1938. Annually, the Tour honors its Volunteer of the Year, with Mimi Palmer of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae earning the honors in 2018.
The 2019 Web.com Tour schedule features 27 events, played in 20 states and three countries outside the U.S. (Bahamas, Colombia, Panama). There are 24 Regular Season events, plus three Web.com Tour Finals events.
In 2019, total prize money is $17,850,000 over 27 events. The average purse is $661,111. The Web.com Tour plays for $1 million at each of the three Web.com Tour Finals event.
Each Web.com Tour player has a position on the priority-ranking system that is used to form fields for open tournaments. The complete priority-ranking
system may be found in the digital version of the Official Web.com Tour Guide (see “Players” section, then “Eligibility Categories”). The majority of Web.com Tour events have 144- or 156-player fields. First played in 2013, the Web.com Tour annually conducts the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 150 players who reach (through up to three preliminary stages) or are exempt into the Final Stage in December compete for an eligibility ranking for the next season. This is in addition to those players who have already earned membership based on play on the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR during the season.
In 2019, the Web.com Tour’s 254 members hailed from around the globe. There were 58 international players with full or partial Tour exemptions, representing 20 countries outside the United States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. See “International Players” under “General Info” on the home page of the digital version of the Official Web.com Tour Guide for a country-by-country breakdown of the 2019 membership.
The Web.com Tour graduated 50 players to the PGA TOUR at the end of the 2018 season. The first 25 cards were earned via the Regular Season, with a second set of 25 cards awarded based on performance in the Web.com Tour Finals. Sungjae Im became the first player in history to lead the Regular Season money list wire-to-wire, winning the first and last event of the Regular Season en route to earning Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. Im is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19, and earned an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship. Denny McCarthy won the Web.com Tour Finals money list to also earn fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19 and an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship.
PGA TOUR Impact
Every year, the impact of the Web.com Tour on the PGA TOUR grows. Since 1991, over 500 PGA TOUR tournaments have been won by players with Web.com Tour roots, including all four major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. Every tournament on the PGA TOUR’s 2017-18 schedule has been won by a former Web.com Tour player. Three out of four current PGA TOUR members, and 12 named to the 2017 Presidents Cup and five members of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team, are Web.com Tour alumni. In recognition of the Tour's growing stature and competitive impact, the PGA TOUR Policy Board announced in March 2012 that all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season would come through the Web.com Tour, beginning in 2013, with the season culminating at the three-event Web.com Tour Finals. Also new in 2013 was the awarding of Web.com Tour membership for the following season to the five leading money winners from both PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada. In November, 2013, PGA TOUR China was announced with a similar arrangement put in place, beginning in 2014.
The progression of cards issued since 1990 is:
Note: There were 21 cards issued in 2005 and 22 in 2006 due to unique circumstances both years.
Golf Channel, available in more than 81 million homes in the United States, is the exclusive cable television home of the Web.com Tour. Golf Channel will air eight tournaments in the U.S. in 2018, all produced in HDTV. The Web.com Tour can be seen in 180 countries and territories, reaching a potential 300 million more households via the PGA TOUR’s international broadcasting operation.
At season’s end, 50 PGA TOUR cards for the 2019-20 TOUR season.
The Web.com Tour Player of the Year receives the Jack Nicklaus Award. Player of the Year is based on a vote of the membership. Beginning in 2018, the Web.com Tour also began awarding the Rookie of the Year Award.
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