Players Look for Leg Up to Big Tour

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This years winner of the Buy.Com Permian Basin Open is hoping that Chad Campbell has started a new trend.
 
Prior to Campbells victory a year ago, the past four winners of the event had failed to secure their PGA Tour cards for the following year via the Buy.Com money list.
 
Campbell changed that when he defeated Todd Fischer by four shots and finished first in seasonal earnings with a record $394,552. Campbell, who grew up 35 minutes from the Club at Mission Dorado, went on to win the Monterey Peninsula Classic for his third title of the season, and an automatic pass to the PGA Tour in 2001.
 
This will be the 11th playing of the event, contested in Odessa, Texas. Its the only time the tour visits the Lone Star State. But unlike the past 10 years, the par-72, 7,354-yard Midland Country Club will play host.
 
Campbells 264 (24-under) total is the tournament record. This years winner will get $76,500 of the $425,000 purse.
 
Full field and tee times for the Permian Basin Open