2014 Web.com Tour schedule includes 25 events

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 17, 2014, 7:52 pm

The Web.com Tour will kick off its 2014 schedule next month in Colombia, the first of 25 events on a journey that will lead to 50 players earning PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season.

The circuit will visit 15 states and make six trips to foreign countries, the first of which comes Feb. 13-16 when the season begins in Bogota, Colombia for the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship. Events will also be held in Chile, Brazil, and Panama before the Tour's first tournament in the U.S. in March.

Three new events were added to the schedule for 2014: the Cleveland Open, held June 5-8 in Westlake, Ohio; the Nova Scotia Classic, which will begin July 3 in Halifax and marks the Tour's first-ever trip to the province; and the WinCo Foods Portland Open, which will serve as the final event of the regular season at Pumpkin Ridge. The Stonebrae Classic also returns to the slate this year after a one-year hiatus during which a new clubhouse was constructed at TPC Stonebrae near San Francisco.

The top 25 players on the season-long money list after the Tour's stop in Portland will be guaranteed PGA Tour cards for next season, while another 25 cards will remain up for grabs across the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Those events, which culminate with the Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Sawgrass, will combine the top 75 players on the final Web.com Tour money list and those finishing Nos. 126-200 on the FedEx Cup points list, with players' priority ranking for the following season determined by the amount of money accrued across the four-tournament series.

Here's a look at the full schedule for 2014:

Feb. 13-16: Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship (CC de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia)

March 6-9: Chile Classic (Prince of Wales CC, Santiago, Chile)

March 13-16: Brasil Champions (Sao Paulo GC, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

March 20-23: Panama Claro Championship (Club de Golf de Panama, Panama City, Panama)

March 27-30: Chitimacha Louisiana Open (Le Triomphe CC, Broussard, La.)

April 10-13: El Bosque Mexico Championship (El Bosque CC, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)

April 24-27: WNB Golf Classic (Midland CC, Midland, Tex.)

May 1-4: South Georgia Classic (Kinderlou Forest GC, Valdosta, Ga.)

May 15-18: BMW Charity Pro-Am (Thornblade Club, Greenville, S.C.)

May 22-25: Rex Hospital Open (TPC at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C.)

June 5-8: Cleveland Open (Lakewood CC, Westlake, Ohio)

June 19-22: Air Capital Classic (Crestview CC, Wichita, Kan.)

June 26-29: United Leasing Championship (Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Ind.)

July 3-6: Nova Scotia Classic (Ashburn GC (New Course), Halifax, Nova Scotia)

July 10-13: Utah Championship (Willow Creek CC, Sandy, Utah)

July 17-20: Albertsons Boise Open (Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho)

July 24-27: Midwest Classic (Nicklaus GC at LionsGate, Overland Park, Kan.)

July 31-Aug. 3: Stonebrae Classic (TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif.)

Aug. 7-10: Price Cutter Charity Championship (Highland Springs CC, Springfield, Mo.)

Aug. 14-17: News Sentinel Open (Fox Den CC, Farragut, Tenn.)

Aug. 21-24: WinCo Foods Portland Open (Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow), Portland, Ore.)

Web.com Tour Finals

Aug. 28-31: Hotel Fitness Championship (Sycamore Hills GC, Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Sept. 4-7: Chiquita Classic (River Run CC, Davidson, N.C.)

Sept. 11-14: Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship (Ohio State University GC (Scarlet Course), Columbus, Ohio)

Sept. 18-21: Web.com Tour Championship (TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

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Angela hits Sergio in stride on field at Superdome

By Grill Room TeamDecember 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

Sergio and Angela Garcia's super 2017 keeps getting more ... Super ... Dome. (+1 awful blog lede.)

The couple started the year with Sergio's win at the Masters, then embarked on a whirlwind green jacket media tour, then kicked off El Clasico, then attended Wimbledon, then got married, then announced they were expecting their first child ...

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And now, they're throwing each other passes on the New Orleans Saints' home turf at the Superdome.

Man, it must be so cool do that at the Silverdome. ... ... ... I'm sorry, it is the Superdome, brothers.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 1, Justin Thomas

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

He won a major, captured the FedExCup and was named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. It should come as no surprise that Justin Thomas holds the top spot on our Newsmakers list for 2017.

Thomas entered the year ranked outside the top 20, and few might have pegged him for a transcendent campaign. But he kicked off January with a win in Hawaii, added another before leaving the Aloha State and never looked back.

Thomas’ seminal moment came in August when he captured the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow for his breakthrough major title. One month after greeting Jordan Spieth behind the final green at Royal Birkdale, this time it was Thomas’ turn to have friends stick around to snap pictures with the trophy that signaled his arrival among golf’s upper echelon.

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In addition to racking up the hardware – five in total, including the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in his first start of the new wraparound season – Thomas dazzled with style. His runaway win at the Sony Open included an opening-round 59, and his third-round 63 at Erin Hills marked the first time anyone had ever shot 9 under on a U.S. Open venue.

Thomas’ consistency was rewarded at East Lake, when a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship netted him the season-long title and $10 million prize. It was in the subsequent press conference where he shared the goals list he had written into his cell phone in February, having ticked off nearly every one. It showed a dedicated attention to detail as well the tactical approach with which Thomas had steered his rapid ascent.

Heading into a new year, he’s now very clearly entrenched as one of the world’s best. And as his career progresses, it’s likely we’ll look back at 2017 as the point where Thomas first transformed great potential into eye-popping results.

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Cabreras win PNC Father/Son Challenge

By Associated PressDecember 17, 2017, 11:36 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with a 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory in their debut at the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

The Cabreras opened with a 59 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format Sunday. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead with Cabrera's son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole.

They finished at 25-under 199 for a three-shot victory over Duval and Karavites, and Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer. The Langer team won in 2014.

Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara tied for fourth at 21 under with Jerry Pate and Wesley Pate.

Cabrera wasn't even in the field until two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange and his son, Tom Strange, had to withdraw.

Duval and his stepson went out in 28, but the Cabreras regained control by starting the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and then making birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. The final birdie allowed them to tie the tournament scoring record.

''This is certain my best week of the year,'' said Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion and 2007 U.S. Open champion at Oakmont. ''To play alongside all the legends ... as well as playing alongside my son, has been the greatest week of the year.''

The popular event is for players who have won a major championship or The Players Championship. It is a scramble format both days.

In some cases, the major champions lean on the power of their sons for the distance. O'Meara said Saturday that his ''little man'' hit it 58 yards by him on the 18th. And on Sunday, Stewart Cink said son Reagan told him after outdriving him on the opening four holes, ''In this tournament I may be your son, but right now I'm your Daddy!''

Jack Nicklaus played with his grandson, G.T. They closed with a 64 and tied for 15th in the field of 20 teams.