How the Web.com Tour Finals work
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How the Web.com Tour Finals work

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The Web.com Tour Finals have been in existence since 2013, when the PGA Tour moved to a wrap-around schedule and eliminated offering PGA Tour cards through Q-school.

The four-event series runs concurrently with the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, and it determines the fate of 50 PGA Tour cards.


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A total of 150 players qualify for the series: the top 75 players on the Web.com Tour regular season money list and the players who finished 126th through 200th on the PGA Tour regular season FedEx Cup points list (that is, the first 75 players who didn't qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs).

While the fate of 50 PGA Tour cards are decided in the Web.com Tour Finals, the recipients of 25 of those cards is already known before the series starts. The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour regular season money list automatically earn PGA Tour status for the next season.

Ultimately, then, 125 players are competing in the Web.com Tour Finals for another 25 PGA Tour cards, and those are determined based on the total money earned during the four Web.com Tour Finals events.

As for the top 25 in the Web.com Tour regular season money list, they are playing in the series to determine their priority order for the start of the next PGA Tour season. Priority order dictates the order in which players gain entry into most PGA Tour events. In other words, the better a player's priority ranking, the more likely they are to get into a tournament.

The top 25 on the Web.com Tour regular season money list are part of a separate money list for the Web.com Tour Finals, however. Instead of starting at $0 like the other 125 players on the Web.com Tour Finals money list, those players start with all the money they earned in the Web.com Tour regular season, which can be added to their Web.com Tour Finals money.

In addition, a player who finishes in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour regular season money list can improve his priority order for next season by finishing higher on the Web.com Tour Finals money list.

As a reward, two players earn fully exempt status for the next PGA Tour season, meaning their status is not subject to money-based priority reshuffles at key points through the season. Those players are the winner of the Web.com Tour Finals money list and the player among the top 25 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn the most combined money between the regular season and the Finals. Both players are also exempt into The Players Championship.

Altogether, the priority order for the 50 cards alternates between players on the Web.com Tour Finals money list and the top 25 players from the Web.com Tour regular season money list, ranked based on their combined money between the regular season and the finals.

For example:

1. No. 1 in top 25 on combined Web.com Tour regular season and Finals money list
2. No. 1 on Web.com Tour Finals money list
3. No. 2 in top 25 on combined Web.com Tour regular season and Finals money list
4. No. 2 on Web.com Tour Finals money list
5. No. 3 in top 25 on combined Web.com Tour regular season and Finals money list
6. No. 3 on Web.com Tour Finals money list

As for the 100 players who don't earn enough money to earn PGA Tour cards, their playing privileges for the next season are determined this way:

  • Players 26-50 on the Web.com Tour Finals money list earn fully exempt Web.com Tour status for the next season
  • Players 51-75 on the Web.com Tour Finals money list are exempt into the finals of Web.com Tour Q-school
  • Players who finished No. 26-75 on the Web.com Tour regular season money list are fully exempt on the Web.com Tour for the next season, if they don't earn a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals
  • Players who finished Nos. 76-100 on the Web.com Tour regular season money list will have conditional status for the next season on the Web.com Tour and be exempt into the second stage of Web.com Tour Q-school
  • All players who make the Web.com Tour Final at least earn conditional Web.com Tour status
  • Players finishing Nos. 101-150 on the Web.com Tour Finals money list are exempt into the second stage of Web.com Tour Q-school if they need to improve their status
  • Players who finished Nos. 126-150 on the FedEx Cup regular season points list have conditional PGA Tour status, no matter what happens in the Web.com Tour Finals, after the 50 card earners from the Web.com Tour regular season and Web.com Tour Finals money lists, and they're fully exempt on the Web.com Tour for the next season

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