The pressure amps up on Web.Com Tour
BY Bruce Young | Web.com Tour | 2014 Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper | Preview | 05 Aug 2014
With just three events remaining before the four event Web.Com Tour Finals begin in Fort Wayne in Indiana in late August, the pressure really begins to increase at this week’s Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper in Springfield in Missouri.
With the leading twenty five players at the completion of the regular tour season all assured of PGA Tour status in 2015 and the leading 75 players in total playing the Final series, the next three events will go a long way towards deciding the fate of those chasing PGA Tour status next season.
Those making it to the Finals will be joined by those players finishing between 126th and 200th on the Fed Ex Cup table to determine the leading fifty players and their standing for the 2015 PGA tour.
This week’s tournament carries a slightly higher purse than has been the case and so the field represents most of those looking to either consolidate or improve their standing on this year’s Web.Com Tour.
Carlos Ortiz, Zack Sucher, Alex Ceka and Justin Thomas are four of the leading five players on the money list and all are in the field.
The Australasian contingent has work to do if they are to head into the finals safe in the knowledge they have already locked away a card for next season. Only New Zealander, Steve Alker, is safe in that regard but even for him it is a case of the more money he can accumulate the better as in 2014 the monies earned during the regular season now carries over to the Finals.
The leading Australian on the money list is Ashley Hall who advanced his cause when 5th last week in California and moved to 32nd but likely still needs another US$60,000 + in the remaining events is he is to sneak inside the top 25.
Australasians in this week’s field are Steve Alker, Steve Allan, Gavin Coles, Matthew Goggin, Peter Lonard, Jarrod Lyle, James Nitties, Nick O’Hern, Cameron Percy, Alistair Presnell and Aron Price.