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Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for Augusta woes

...It should not take so darn long to hire someone," Sloan Gibson said during a visit to the hospital, part of a nationwide tour of VA facilities he is taking to speak with veterans and employees about obstacles to providing timely, quality care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/acting-va-chief-blames-staff
Heart of a champion beats in Erik Compton

...Georgia and then six seasons on the developmental Nationwide Tour.Compton believes each one ? his, Jannine's...Pebble Beach, win his first pro event in 2011 at the Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open and earn his first PGA Tour card...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2014-06-14/heart-champion-beat
British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous wins the Georgia Cup

...Cup trophy and the memory of his helicopter ride to the airport so he could make is flight to California to play a Nationwide Tour pro-am that week."All the names you see who have played in this event are impressive," Porteous said.Both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2014-04-02/british-amateur
Jason Day changes priorities from check to winning

...inspiration from the work ethic of Tiger Woods, he won a Nationwide Tour event at 19 and seemingly was on his way.After six...high when he first joined the PGA Tour through the Nationwide Tour and said he was ready to take down Woods.There's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-02-24/jason-day-changes-priorities
Bowditch took unusual journey getting to Augusta

...native Queensland.At age 22, Bowditch won the first Nationwide Tour event he entered on a sponsor's exemption in South...on a season that would see him finish fourth on the Nationwide Tour money list and earn him his PGA Tour card.Instead...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/bowditch-took-unusual-journey-getting-augu
Consistency is paying off for Zach Johnson

...tour's most consistent champions 11 years removed from stepping up as former top player on both the Hooters and Nationwide tours isn't a shock to Johnson."It doesn't surprise me, yet I would never have guessed it," he said. "Does...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/consistency-paying-zach-johnson
Stadler son, father to play first, last Masters

...Stadler beat Bubba Watson in a playoff to win his first Nationwide Tour start of the year at the Lake Erie Classic on the...player to get two wins (in four career starts) in Nationwide Tour history, all but securing his first PGA Tour card.But...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/stadler-son-father-play-first-last-masters
Michaux: Scott Brown's career on the right trajectory

...then three more times in a tour record-setting fourth season in 2009.In his second season on the developmental Nationwide Tour, he posted five top-fives to earn his PGA Tour card by finishing eighth on the money list in 2011.So it came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-01-02/michaux-scott-browns-career-
Coach puts ex-Dogs in position for tour success

...and Swafford on the squad that lost to Augusta State in the 2011 NCAA Championship final, and all three of them won Nationwide Tour events while still amateurs.Kirk ? who won last week at Sea Island to book his first ticket to Augusta ? won an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-11-19/coach-puts-ex-dogs-position-
Asian group head wants winner to earn automatic spot in British Open

...Dufner has been traveling the world before anyone knew who he was.The PGA champion first went to Australia for a Nationwide Tour event. He played a Tour de las Americas event in South America. He was the "other American" who received a sponsor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-10-29/asian-group-head-wants-winne