Beginning in 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR by awarding all 50 cards for the following PGA TOUR season.
The basic structure will remain the same in 2018, with the top 25 money winners from the Regular Season guaranteed PGA TOUR cards for the following PGA TOUR season and 25 additional cards available through the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals.
The field makeup for the Finals also remains the same: the top 75 money leaders from the Web.com Tour at the end of the Regular Season; PGA TOUR members who are Nos. 126-200 on the FedExCup points list following the Wyndham Championship; and non-members who would have earned enough FedExCup points to place them 126-200 on the official FedExCup points list.
How the Qualifying Structure System Works:
1. While the top 25 players from the Web.com Tour Regular Season will earn their PGA TOUR cards, their order of priority won’t be determined until the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Finals. They will carry their earnings into the Finals, and priority will be established based on the combination of Regular Season and Finals earnings.
2. Of those players from the Web.com Tour Regular Season top-25 list, the No. 1 player at the conclusion of the Finals based on combined Regular Season and Finals earnings will receive a full exemption to the PGA TOUR. So any top-25 player can earn the coveted No. 1 position if he performs well enough in the four Finals events. In addition to his PGA TOUR exemption, the No. 1 player receives an exemption into THE PLAYERS Championship for the upcoming season.
A separate money list for the Web.com Tour Finals will determine the final 25 PGA TOUR cards. The player who earns the most money during the four Finals events (if different from the combined money winner) will earn full exemption to the PGA TOUR plus an invitation to THE PLAYERS.
3. The ordering of all 50 players after the Web.com Tour Finals will be done on an alternating basis, with the top position going to the No. 1 player from the combined Regular Season and Finals money list and the second position going to the leading money winner from the four Web.com Tour Finals. The sequence then alternates between the combined Regular Season and Finals money list….e.g., No. 2 on the Regular Season/Finals money list becomes No. 3 in the ordering , No. 2 on the Finals money list becomes No. 4 in the ordering, and so on through the 25th player on both lists.
Below is the list of the 50 players who secured their 2017-18 PGA TOUR cards via the Web.com Tour in October 2017, in order of their priority positions.
Chesson Hadley became the first player in Web.com Topur history to become both the cumulative Regular Season / Finals leading money winner and the four-event Finals' leading money winner. Hadley is the only fully exempt player on the PGA TOUR in 2017-18 and received the lone invitation to the 2018 PLAYERS Championship.
Birthplace (native of, if not U.S.)
Tour Started 2017 On
Secured Card via
Web.com Tour Regular Season 25 or Finals 25
|Chesson Hadley||Raleigh, North Carolina||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Brice Garnett||Gallatin, Missouri ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Peter Uihlein*||New Bedford, Massachusetts||European Tour ||Finals|
|Andrew Landry||Austin, Texas||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Jonathan Byrd||Anderson, South Carolina ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Abraham Ancer||McAllen, Texas||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Nicholas Lindheim||Mission Viejo, California||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Sam Ryder*||Winter Park, Florida ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Rob Oppenheim||Salem, Massachusetts ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Ted Potter Jr.||Ocala, Florida ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Ryan Armour||Jupiter, Florida ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Stephan Jaeger*||Munich, Germany||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Sam Saunders||Orlando, Florida ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Talor Gooch*||Midwest City, Oklahoma ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Shawn Stefani||Baytown, Texas||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Andrew Putnam*||Tacoma, Washington ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Jonathan Randolph||Brandon, Mississippi ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Ben Silverman*||Thornhill, Ontario, Canada ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Bronson Burgoon||Harare, Zimbabwe ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Austin Cook*||Little Rock, Arkansas ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Keith Mitchell*||Chattanooga, Tennessee ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Nate Lashley*||Scottsbluff, Nebraska||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Tyler Duncan*||Columbus, Indiana ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Kyle Thompson||Panama City, Florida ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Denny McCarthy*||Takoma Park, Maryland||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Adam Schenk*||Vincennes, Indiana ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Troy Merritt||Osage, Iowa||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Matt Atkins*||Aston, Pennsylvania ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Tom Lovelady*||Mountain Brook, Alabama||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Conrad Shindler*||Phoenix, Arizona||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Martin Piller||Dallas, Texas ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Andrew Yun*||Tacoma, Washington||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Alex Cejka||Marienbad, Czech Republic (of German nationality) ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Lanto Griffin*||Mount Shasta, California ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Matt Jones||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Aaron Wise*||Cape Town, South Africa||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Cameron Tringale||Mission Viejo, California ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Zecheng Dou*||Henan, China||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Brett Stegmaier||Madison, Connecticut ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Ethan Tracy*||Columbus, Ohio ||Web.com Tour||Finals|
|Corey Conners*||Listowel, Ontario, Canada||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Xinjun Zhang*||Shanxi, China||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Steve Wheatcroft||Indiana, Pennsylvania ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Brandon Harkins*||Lafayette, California ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Chad Collins||Indianapolis, Indiana ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Roberto Diaz*||Veracruz, México ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Tom Hoge||Statesville, North Carolina ||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Beau Hossler*||Mission Viejo, California ||Web.com Tour||Web.com Tour Regular Season|
|Joel Dahmen||Clarkston, Washington||PGA TOUR||Finals|
|Seamus Power||Waterford, Ireland ||PGA TOUR||Finals|