Top Web.Com Tour Golfers Awarded Their PGA Tour Cards – Part 2
We continue with the second part of a two-part series where we take a look at the most recent Web.com Tour players to be awarded their PGA Tour cards. Almost every player on this list has previous PGA Tour experience, with one of them even having a previous win at the highest level of golf. Each man on this list will be looking enter next year’s PGA Tour with strong showings, to maintain their positions in the top tour.
Top Web.Com Tour Golfers:
#12 Adam Schenk
With not a single start in the PGA Tour, the upcoming season will be Adam Schenk’s rookie year at the top tour in world golfing. He has already shown that he can win, after coming 1st at the Lincoln Land Charity Championship in the Web.com Tour, and he finished in the top ten of five tournaments, and made the cut 15 times from 21 of his starts.
#11 Nate Lashley
Lashley has previously qualified for the PGA Tour, but missed the cut on his one recorded start. In the 2017 Web.com Tour season, he won at Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, and made 15 cuts from 20 starts. Things are looking better with him, especially coming off of a strong year, and he could be one to watch climb through the rankings when next year’s season gets underway.
#10 Ben Silverman
Silverman won in this year’s Web.com Tour, taking the tip finishing position at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. He was a five-time finisher in the top ten, and made 13 cuts from 18 of his starts. Silverman has just a single start in the PGA Tour where he missed the cut.
#9 Chesson Hadley
Golf fans and bettors will probably recognize Chesson Hadley more than anyone else on this list. His PGA Tour record has been impressive, with one win at the Puerto Rico Open, and seven finishes in the top ten. Out of 96 starts in his PGA Tour career, he made the cut on more than half of them. After being named the PGA Tour Rookie of the year following the 2014 FedEx Cup, he wasn’t able to follow up with good results and was eventually demoted back to the Web.com Tour for 2017. In the lower tour, he had something of a bounce back season, and he’ll be looking to prove himself again next year.
#8 Andrew Putnam
From Tacoma, Washington, Andrew Putnam won in the Web.com Tour of 2017 at the Panama Claro Championship. He also finished in the top ten at four tournaments, and made an impressive 15 cuts from 17 starts. This is not his first experience with a PGA Tour card, and throughout his career he has made the cut 10 times from 25 starts.
#7 Kyle Thompson
Thompson previously held a PGA Tour card in 2008, and again in 2012. He didn’t seem to be able to put results together with either of those appearances, and in 2012 he only made 3 cuts from 22 events. His success in the Web.com Tour has been more promising, with him winning this year at the panama Claro Championship. He has also been highly consistent with 15 cuts from 17 starts. This third shot at the PGA Tour will have him coming off of better results and with more experience behind him, and he’ll be looking to climb up the rankings in 2018.
#6 Talor Gooch
At six years of age, Talor Gooch was considered a golf prodigy. He was already playing ahead of some adults by age seven, and it looked like bright things were on the horizon. He’s put in a lot of hard work over the years, but he’s still waiting for the results that he thinks he is capable of. After a previous PGA Tour appearance where he only made the cut once from two starts, he will now get another shot at the height of the sport. He will carry good momentum from the 2017 Web.com Tour season, after winning at the news Sentinel Open, and making the cut 13 times from 19 starts.
#5 Stephan Jaeger
Jaeger won twice this year, at the Rust-Oleum Championship, and at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Making the cut 12 times from 18 starts, and finishing in the top ten for three of the Web.com Tournaments, he’s now the holder of a PGA Tour card for the second time. The 28-year-old golfer has previously started four times on the PGA Tour, but only made the cut once.
#4 Andrew Landry
Andrew Landry, a native of Nederland, Texas, has been in professional golf since 2000 and has competed in both the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour. His best result in the PGA Tour was an impressive T15 at the 2016 U.S. Open, and he has won twice on the Web.com Tour and twice in the Adams Pro Tour. This year he won in the Web.com tour at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, and he made the cut 16 times from 18 starts. Although he’s past the stage of being a young up and coming player, he is capable of putting in impressive performances and some consistency this season is promising for the PGA Tour next year.
#3 Abraham Ancer
Abraham has been professional since 2013, and has had some recent success in the Web.com Tour. In 2015 he won at the Nova Scotia Open and finished runner up at the Brasil Champions tournament, and eventually earned a PGA Tour Card for 2016. Not being able to maintain his PGA Tour status in his first stint, he was demoted back to the Web.Com tour, where he has finished in the top five at five tournaments, and was runner up at three tournaments. Third place in the money list for this year means that he’ll get another chance with his PGA Tour card for the 2018 season.
#2 Sam Ryder
Ryder had an impressive year in the Web.com Tour, winning the Pinnacle Bank Championship with a comfortable 8 strokes in front of the rest of the field. He turned professional in 2012 and previous played in the PGA Tour Canada, where he won in 2015 at the National Capital Open to Support Our Troops. An impressive 2017 record of six top ten finishes, and 15 cuts from 20 starts, helped to secure him his PGA Tour card for next season. The last time he qualified for the PGA Tour, Ryder missed the cut from his single start, and he’ll be looking to improve on that record and remain in the tour for the future.
#1 Brice Garnett
Brice is the most successful Web.com Tour player on this list, having won two tournaments in the 2017 season. His wins came from the Utah Championship and the WinCo Foods Portland Open. He has shown consistency throughout the season, placing in the top ten in five tournaments, and making the cut 11 times from 20 starts. Garnett last qualified to play on the PGA Tour in 2014. He made the cut 20 times from 28events, and his highest finish was a T7 at the Shell Houston Open. In his rookie year he even made the 2014 FedEx Cup Playoffs, and he has made the cut for the U.S. Open in both 2012 and 2017. A new PGA Tour card gives him a great opportunity to have a second chance in the PGA Tour.