The toughest tournament in golf ended Monday, PGA Tour Q-School. Q-School is a pressure packed SIX straight days of intense golf. The top 25 and ties secures a PGA Tour card for 2012 while those who don't make the top 25 scramble to find another way to make a living. Q-School is always a tale of triumph or heartbreak, depending on which side of "the number" the player ends up.
The Good Side Of The Number
The top 25 and ties makes it to the PGA Tour in 2012. This year 27 players made the number, which was -8. Of those players, only three have never played in a PGA Tour event. That tells you something right there. The larger portion of players who make it through this rigorous test have a lot of experience, like Vaughn Taylor, Bob Estes and Jeff Maggert.
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The Bad Side Of The Number
Below is a table of the players who failed to secure a PGA Tour card in 2012. There are some big names in there like David Duval, Boo Weekly and Lee Janzen. Especially heartbreaking are those players at -7. No doubt they are lamenting that over six days of golf they could have made one more putt or saved one more shot somewhere.
Though players like Duval and Janzen failed to secure a Tour card for 2012, expect to see them play a few events as sponsor exemptions or special invitees. Continue Reading