PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.– The Web.com Tour, in conjunction with the Utah Sports Commission, announced Thursday the Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah as host of the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, which will be contested the week of July 10-16, 2017, with all four rounds broadcast live on Golf Channel.
In addition to the new venue, the Tour announced an increase in the tournament purse to $700,000, with the winner receiving $126,000. The $700,000 marks the second-largest purse offered during the Web.com Tour Regular Season.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The 2017 Web.com Tour season will begin this weekend with the inaugural Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, set to be contested with an unprecedented - format and all four rounds broadcast live on Golf Channel. The tournament will launch the Tour’s 28th season, which will feature 26 tournaments across six countries, all culminating with 50 players receiving 2017-18 PGA TOUR cards.
He was a star even before he turned professional, but his professional debut – the Barbasol Championship this summer – was the coronation for Michael Johnson.
The 23-year-old from Alabama earned a sponsor’s exemption into his hometown PGA TOUR event in July and he made the most of it, finishing solo third, just one shot back of a two-man playoff between Si Woo Kim and eventual winner Aaron Baddeley after a final-round 65.
Johnson, who owns Auburn’s single-season record with three wins (and sits second in Auburn history in terms of total wins during his time there), had a laundry list of accomplishments as a collegiate golfer, and the confidence from playing a full collegiate schedule (he was on the team for five years) will treat him well, as he’s now able to mix it up with so many of his contemporaries.
Tracing the career arc of outgoing Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee, a TOUR player-turned-business leader
It was the week of the 1978 Pensacola Open, and journeyman PGA TOUR player Bill Calfee was waiting out a rain delay in a waterfront condo with some buddies, among them pro-turned-TV analyst Gary McCord.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR announced on Monday the 2017 Web.com Tour schedule, which features 26 tournaments played in 16 states and five countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September and October.
The season-long chase for 50 available PGA TOUR cards encompasses a 22-event Regular Season that runs from The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in January through the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in late August, before giving way to the fifth annual Web.com Tour Finals, which will culminate with the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
Twelve events will air on Golf Channel, including all four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments. The Web.com Tour will be seen in 180 other countries and territories, reaching a potential 300 million households across 35 channels outside the United States via the PGA TOUR’s international broadcasting operation.
With more than 150 players vying for a Web.com Tour card this week, now may be the most pressure-packed week of the year for many of golf’s finest professionals.
The Final Stage of Q-School starts Thursday, and will take place over four days at the Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses at Orange County National, just outside of Orlando, Florida