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FAQ: Qualifying Structure & Finals
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible to play in the 2019 Web.com Tour Finals?
Web.com Tour Qualifying Structure & Finals
How does the new points structure work?
- The top 75 money winners on the Web.com Tour points list at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Regular Season.
- Players who finish Nos. 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship.
- Non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performance on the PGA TOUR to place them 126-200 on that points list.
In 2019, players will accumulate points that count towards the Regular Season and Finals lists. Players form the Web.com Tour will carry their points into the Finals and will be placed in the priority ranking based off their combined points from the Regular Season and Finals.
How many PGA TOUR cards will be awarded?
A total of 50 PGA TOUR cards are awarded annually:
How are the fully-exempt cards determined?
- The 25 point leaders from the Web.com Tour Regular Season are guaranteed PGA TOUR cards.
- Another 25 cards will go to those players who earn the most cumulative points in the three Finals events.
The exempt player from the Web.com Tour Regular Season top 25 will be identified at the conclusion of the Finals events, using combined Regular Season and Finals points. Any top-25 player can earn the coveted No. 1 position if he performs well enough in the Finals events. A second full exemption will be awarded to the highest cumulative points earner among the three Finals events, if different from the No. 1 player among the top 25.
The players earning fully exempt positions will receive an exemption into THE PLAYERS Championship for the upcoming PGA TOUR season.
If a player wins twice on the Web.com Tour during the Regular Season and then wins a Finals event, does that count for a Three-Victory Promotion?
Yes, a third win during the Finals would earn that player a promotion to the PGA TOUR with fully exempt status for the following year. But it does not
secure an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship as is the case for the leading money winner(s) above.
What happens to players who do not earn their PGA TOUR cards via the Web.com Tour Finals?
There are various scenarios depending on a player’s status when they entered the Finals:
Is it possible for college players to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals?
- The next 25 point earners on the Web.com Tour Finals money list, not counting those players who earned TOUR cards, will earn fully exempt Web.com Tour status for the following year.
- The 25 who follow those players, again not counting those who earned TOUR cards, will be exempt into the Finals of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.
- Those who finished Nos. 26-75 on the Web.com Tour Regular Season points list will be fully exempt on the Web.com Tour in 2019 (should they fail to earn a PGA TOUR card).
- Players finishing Nos. 76-85 on the Web.com Tour Regular Season points list will have conditional status the following year on the Web.com Tour and be exempt into the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Finals.
- Players finishing Nos. 86-100 on the Web.com Tour Regular Season points list will have conditional status the following year on the Web.com Tour and be exempt into the second stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Additionally, everyone eligible for the Web.com Tour Finals will have conditional status the following year, at a minimum.
- For the PGA TOUR, Nos. 126-150 on the FedExCup points list through the Wyndham Championship will be placed in the Nos. 126-150 category, which comes after the 50 players receiving their cards via the Web.com Tour or the Web.com Tour Finals.
- For the Web.com Tour, players Nos. 126-150 on the FedExCup points list are fully exempt for the following season on the Web.com Tour.
- Non-members or Special Temporary Members finishing the equivalent of Nos. 126-150 on the PGA TOUR money list will be exempt into the final stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.
- Those finishing Nos. 151-200 on the FedExCup points list (through the Wyndham Championship), will have no membership status on the PGA TOUR. On the Web.com Tour, they will be part of the PGA TOUR Extended FedExCup Points List category. This category is subject to the first reshuffle.
Amateurs cannot qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals. They do not earn Web.com Tour points nor FedExCup points and would not appear on the Web.com Tour points list nor the non-member FedExCup points list.
How many Finals events are there?
There are three, 72-hole, stroke-play events, with 36-hole cuts coming at the Web.com Tour's standard top-65 and ties.
How much money does the winner of each event receive?
|Aug. 15-18||Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship|
|Aug. 22-25||Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco|
|Aug. 30-Sept. 2||Web.com Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance|
Each Finals event has a $1 million purse. The champion wins $180,000.
How big will the fields be?
Based on the first six years of the Finals, the field size is projected to be approximately 130, which accounts for player overlap with other eligibility on the PGA TOUR.
Will I be able to watch the Web.com Tour Finals on TV?
Yes, all Finals events will be televised on Golf Channel and produced in high definition. The Regular Season-ending WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz will also be broadcast by Golf Channel.
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