After nearly a month off, the Web.com Tour returns this week at the United Leasing & Finance Championship, contested at Victoria National GC in Newburgh, Indiana.
With Wesley Bryan winning on the PGA TOUR last week at the RBC Heritage, the path to the TOUR has never been clearer for those on the Web.com Tour. Last year’s leaderboard in Indiana was littered with TOUR-bound pros, including Jonathan Randolph, Ollie Schniederjans, TOUR winner Cody Gribble, and the eventual winner of this tournament, Seamus Power.
BROUSSARD, La. – It’s been close to five years since Casey Wittenberg has entered the winner’s circle. The 32-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee, carded a final-round, 2-under-par 69 to end the drought and hoist the trophy at the 26th annual Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHER, his second win at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club.
After about a month off, the Web.com Tour returns this week at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHER.
It was here a year ago where Wesley Bryan kick-started his fabulous season, as he captured the Chitimacha Louisiana Open by one shot. Last year’s leaderboard was chalk full of PGA TOUR-bound golfers like Julian Etulain, Martin Flores, Ryan Brehm and Joel Dahmen – who all finished in The 25 in 2016, and Jonathan Byrd, a five-time TOUR winner.
If last year’s event was any indication, the Web.com Tour’s return to the United States after four tournaments in the Caribbean and South America respectively should identify some of those who will be there at the end of the season, TOUR card in hand.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – In many players’ minds, the Web.com Tour isn’t so severely different from the PGA TOUR.
The amount of travel is comparable, the caliber of player is eerily similar and the professional grind of playing multiple weeks in a row takes a toll on each Tour.
Many fields at Web.com Tour events are filled with past PGA TOUR winners and others who have had success on the main stage, mixed with rising stars fresh out of college, facilitating a unique type of challenge that forces a player to bring his best game on any given week if he hopes to find success.
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Andrew Putnam birdied the first hole of sudden death to win the Panama Claro Championship in a playoff over Chris Baker. Putnam, who earned his second career Web.com Tour victory, collected a check for $112,500 and moved into the top spot on the money list.
BOGOTA, Colombia — Ethan Tracy moved into the top spot on the money list with a thrilling overtime victory at the Club Colombia Championship by Servientrega. Tracy and Mexico’s Roberto Diaz were gridlocked at 13-under-par 271 at the end of regulation and headed back to the par-5 18th hole at Country Club de Bogota to determine the winner.