The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that the top 21 finishers on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list will earn PGA Tour cards for the 2006 season.
The top 20 finishers traditionally receive PGA Tour playing privileges, but because of Gore's victory in the 84 Lumber Classic, that number has been increased by one.
Gore won three times on the Nationwide Tour this year to earn a 'battlefield promotion to the PGA Tour. Once there, he won in Pennsylvania and moved into a higher category on the tour's eligibility list. Since he now has a two-year exemption on the primary tour, his spot on the Nationwide Tour graduation list was voided.
The PGA Tour Policy Board's decision will not affect other significant positions on the Nationwide money list. The top 60 players will still earn full playing privileges next year on the Nationwide Tour and players 61-100 will retain conditional status for next season.