Specifically, 21 players will be competing on the tour for the first time ever.
However, for golfers like Pat Bates, Gary Nicklaus, Pete Jordan and Brad Elder, a return trip to the tour will be in their cards. Those players were not able to finish inside the top-125 on the 01 money list and therefore had to resort to other means for exemption.
The following lists recap those golfers who will play the PGA Tour in 02 by way of finishing in the top-35 at Q-School or ending in the top-15 on the Buy.Com Tours money list.
Buy.Com Tour Graduates:
Chad Campbell **
Pat Bates **
Heath Slocum **
Bo Van Pelt
** Also qualified for the PGA Tour through Battlefield Promotion (winning three Buy.Com Tour events in same season)
PGA Tour Qualifying School Graduates:
Tommy Armour III
Full Coverage from the '01 PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament
Full Stats from the '01 PGA Tour, including the Money List
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