The Web.com Tour's Finals series may well culminate at the home of the PGA Tour.
The developmental circuit's Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open is in its third year, played at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass - the other course at the home to The Players Championship and PGA Tour headquarters. It is being strongly considered to host the last of the three-event Finals series, according to Golf World.
The series will decide 50 PGA Tour cards among a starting field of the top 75 on the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 on the FedEx Cup points list. The concept will replace the existing dual paths to the PGA Tour, through finishing in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list or through Q-school.
"I don't think it would be any surprise that we'd love to have the season-ending event be here at PGA Tour headquarters and home to our sponsor, Web.com," said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee.
The Golf World report said up to five sites are under consideration, including the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University, home to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. The tournament annually invites approximately a dozen All-American collegiate players. Moving the tournament to the Finals series would require a change to that budding, six-year-old tradition.
A source told Golf News Net that among the sites under consideration are:The Club at Longview, just outside of Charlotee, N.C., home to the Chiquita Classic, played this year from Sept. 27-30, and TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, just outside of Washington, D.C., site to the renamed Neediest Kids Championship the next week. Daniel Island, which had been host to the Web.com Tour Championship for the last three seasons.
The biggest challenge to making the series work is the logistics of a shortened schedule for both tours, as well as the timing of concluding the Finals series to allow for an easy transition into the start of the 2013-2014 season in October. Golf World reports the third event in the Web.com Tour series is set to conclude on Sept. 29, a week after the FedEx Cup is decided in Atlanta.
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