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TOURs Fall Series Set for Takeoff

PGA Tour (75x100)When the TOUR Championship concludes and the inaugural PGA TOUR Playoffs are in the books, it will be time to take a deep breath, let it all out and wait for 2008 to roll around.
Not quite. In fact, not even close. Any deep breaths being taken likely wont be exhaled for another two months.
While not as hyped and not as glamorous as the FedExCup, the PGA TOURs Fall Series is, for so many players, so much more important.
This is it: seven tournaments to save your card, avoid Q-school, win for the first time ' or for the first time in a long time, or even qualify for some exclusive tournaments.
No more confusing talk about points; the Fall Series is about one thing, the one thing thats really important this time of year ' $MONEY$.
For the next seven weeks players will battle one another across the U.S., many doing so with their careers on the line.
Some will be trying to make sure they at least make it into the top 150 on the PGA TOUR money list, thus ensuring conditional status on TOUR in 2008.
Some (actually many) will be looking to crack the top 125 and get full status.
Some will be looking to get into the top 70 to be able to qualify for certain invitational tournaments; some the top 40 to make the 08 Masters; some the top 30 to make the U.S. and British Opens.
Whatever their goals, for almost everyone competing during the Fall Series, money is at the forefront of their minds.
But not for everyone. There are others who just want to play, just want to win. There are those who are secure with their TOUR status, but they need to fix what ails their game. They need the extra competition. They need more chances to win.
As mentioned, the Fall Series is comprised of seven tournaments. It begins with the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship at Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, N.Y., Sept. 20-23.
Next up is the Viking Classic at Annandale GC in Madison, Miss. The event, formerly known as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic and won by D.J. Trahan in 2006, will be contested opposite the Presidents Cup.
The TOUR then heads to San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open, where Eric Axley will defend his title. Then its off to Vegas for the Open, with Troy Matteson playing the role as defending champion.
The fifth event of the Series is new tournament, the Frys Electronics Open at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. It is followed by another newbie on the schedule, the Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro, which is being held at Tesoro Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
And filling out the order ' the final tournament for players to reach their monetary and professional goals ' is the Childrens Miracle Network Classic. Formerly the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World, it is held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Joe Durant will be defending.
Seven tournaments. Countless storylines. And GOLF CHANNEL will have exclusive coverage of it all. All seven tournaments, from start to finish, can be seen at Golfs Home.
So dont go thinking that the PGA TOUR season comes to a screeching halt with the TOUR Championship; because for many, the roller-coaster ride is just getting started.
Related Links:
  • 2007 PGA TOUR Schedule