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Heart of a champion beats in Erik Compton

...Then it helped him qualify for his first U.S. Open in 2010 at Pebble Beach, win his first pro event in 2011 at the Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open and earn his first PGA Tour card in 2012 through Q School.He cherishes the gift he was given a...
Bowditch took unusual journey getting to Augusta

...week, he lost a playoff in the New Zealand Open, launching him on a season that would see him finish fourth on the Nationwide Tour money list and earn him his PGA Tour card.Instead of relishing his career achievement by reaching the most elite...
Jason Day changes priorities from check to winning

...stopped even as the trophy case was relatively empty. Day set the bar high when he first joined the PGA Tour through the Nationwide Tour and said he was ready to take down Woods.There's still time. Plenty of time.Day only has to look at Scott...
Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour player of the year

...Humana Challenge and Northern Trust Open. Asked his first time to play overseas, Dufner mentioned Panama on the Nationwide Tour. "That's probably not what you meant, is it?" he said. ... The HSBC Women's Champions returns to Singapore...
Vaughn Taylor tries to work his way back onto PGA Tour

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Vaughn Taylor is a pro stuck in no-man's land - torn between two tours unsure of which direction to turn in golf's confusing new world order.
Masters win still emotional for Watson

...nothing new for Watson. His first public display came when he received his PGA Tour card for finishing 21st on the Nationwide Tour money list."They interviewed me but I didn't say anything," Watson said. "I just held my card and cried...
Augusta's Scott Parel falls short in Nationwide playoff

Scott Parel lost on the second playoff hole to James Hahn at the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Open.
Casey Martin misses the cut by a shot at the U.S. Open on the big tour lasted only a year, and he became a golf coach after tiring of fighting to make cuts on the Nationwide Tour.This might be his last hurrah, though Martin isn't about to concede it. But this time he made sure he heard...
Bruce Vaughan tops field at Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH - Bruce Vaughan shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk in the Senior Players Championship.
Fred Couples tops field in Senior Players Championsihp

PITTSBURGH - Defending champion Fred Couples birdied the final three holes in sweltering conditions Friday for 7-under-par 63 and the second-round lead in the Senior Players Championship.