How did the 2013 Web.com Tour Finals graduates fare on the PGA Tour?

How did the 2013 Web.com Tour Finals graduates fare on the PGA Tour?



The 50 players who graduated from the Web.com Tour and the Web.com Tour Finals were a guinea-pig class of sorts. How would they do on the PGA Tour in 2013-14? Would they get enough starts to even have a chance to keep their status?

And now, with the end of the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, we have the results. Overall? Not good.

Just 16 of the 50 combined graduates managed to get into the PGA Tour playoffs -- a little better than 30 percent, with no player who ranked worse than 38th in the final Web.com Tour Finals standings able to piece the top 125 in the 2013-14 FedEx Cup standings.



Of the 34 who missed the playoffs, a dozen won't even get a chance to get their cards back. A dozen players finished outside the top 200, meaning they'll do no better than status on the Web.com Tour next season.

However, three guys -- Chesson Hadley, Brendon Todd and Seung-yul Noh -- won on the PGA Tour. So, it's a mixed bag in terms of results.

The problem for any player who finished in the bottom 40 percent of the Web.com Tour Finals standings was getting starts. Unless you had previous tenure on the PGA Tour, such as Ricky Barnes (No. 32 in the Web.com Tour Finals standings), or pedigree, like Kevin Tway (No. 46), it was difficult to get more than 20 starts -- from a total of 41 events.

Take a look at the final rankings of the 50 graduates and how many starts they had on the PGA Tour this season, in graphic and table form.

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Priority Player FEC Rank Starts
1 Michael Putnam 89 28
1 John Peterson 179 25
3 Chesson Hadley 72 26
4 Seung-yul Noh 42 24
5 Andrew Svoboda 80 22
6 Trevor Immelman 145 28
7 Will MacKenzie 46 24
8 Scott Gardiner 187 18
9 Ed Loar 233 19
10 Ben Martin 58 24
11 Patrick Cantlay 217 5
12 Brendon Todd 12 25
13 Ryo Ishikawa 75 22
14 Brad Fritsch 151 18
15 Kevin Kisner 93 25
16 Sean O’Hair 160 25
17 Troy Matteson 165 23
18 Bud Cauley 143 19
19 Heath Slocum 129 23
20 Russell Knox 48 23
21 Hudson Swafford 146 26
22 Will Claxton 213 8
23 Brice Garnett 117 27
24 Tyrone Van Aswegen 144 25
25 Chad Collins 159 28
26 Billy Hurley III 87 24
27 Danny Lee 116 26
28 Jim Herman 182 21
29 Joe Durant 170 15
30 Troy Merritt 111 19
31 Lee Williams 204 13
32 Ricky Barnes 105 26
32 Andrew Loupe 137 22
34 Peter Malnati 178 18
35 Bobby Gates 258 14
36 Alex Aragon 252 18
36 Bronson La’Cassie 186 18
38 Tim Wilkinson 114 24
39 Jamie Lovemark 172 20
40 Wes Roach 153 22
41 Daniel Chopra 249 16
42 Alex Prugh 206 16
43 Miguel Angel Carballo 189 15



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