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Jim Gorant
July 09, 2012
For the fourth time since 1992, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit has a new sponsor: Effective immediately, the Nationwide tour is the Web.com tour. Next year the Web.com will supersede Q school as the main path to the PGA Tour. Here's a brief history.
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July 09, 2012

Minor Keys

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SPONSOR HOGAN NIKE BUY.COM NATIONWIDE WEB.COM
YEARS 1990--92 1993--99 2000--02 2003--12 2012--
PGA TOUR CARDS AWARDED 5 1993: 10; '97: 15 15 2003: 20; '07: 25 Up to 50
FAMOUS ALUMNI Tom Lehman Ernie Els David Toms Jim Furyk Chad Campbell Heath Slocum Lucas Glover Zach Johnson ?
HIGHLIGHTS First John Daly sighting. Never returns after winning '91 PGA David Duval escapes to PGA Tour, where he's 11th on '95 money list Tim Clark claims tour's first $100,000 payday at 2000 Boise Open Jason Gore wins three straight in '05, shooting 59 in last Check clears
NOTEWORTHY Hogan's advice to first class of players: "Watch out for buses" After 83 consecutive starts, Carl Paulson finally wins Buy.com has financial problems, seeks out of contract, sues PGA Tour Jerry Rice, 23 over after 27 holes, WDs from event he hosts Ben Bates, tour leader with 410 starts, moves to senior tour

For the fourth time since 1992, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit has a new sponsor: Effective immediately, the Nationwide tour is the Web.com tour. Next year the Web.com will supersede Q school as the main path to the PGA Tour. Here's a brief history.

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