Unless you follow the PGA Tour and Web.Com Tour closely, you may not know that the end of season format is in the process of getting a serious overhaul. In years past, players would be able to compete in “Q School” to earn their way directly onto the PGA Tour, but that is no more.
With the PGA wanting to bring more attention to the Web.Com Tour and use their largest developmental tour as somewhat of a minor league system, they made some substantial changes; one of which is giving the Top 25 players on the Web.Com money list their PGA Tour card for the next season.
For both Putnam (age 30) and Renner (age 29), this will be their second stint on the PGA Tour, having both earned their card for the 2011 season. Putnam, a 3-time winner on the Web.Com Tour, was #1 on the money list for 2013, giving him full exemption for the 2013-14 season and an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship. In a season that included two wins and an additional six Top 10′s, Putnam ranked in the Top 20 in six of the eight major statistical categories, including 4th in Greens in Regulation using the 588 Forged CB irons.
At age 27, this will be Wilcox’s first season as a full-time PGA Tour member, making him the only “rookie” of the three new members. Wilcox also had a fantastic 2013 season, having famously shot a 59 in this year’s Utah Championship in addition to winning the South Georgia Classic in April. Wilcox, who uses the Classic XL Custom driver, ranked #1 in Total Driving on the Web.Com Tour.
All three players will be making their 2013-14 debut at the Frys.Com Open in October at CordeValle Golf Club. We want to congratulate all three and can’t wait to see them on Tour this October.