Web.com Tour Championship Canceled

Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew was expected to reach Atlantic Beach Country Club on Friday afternoon.

The Web.com Tour Championship has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

This was the last chance for players to earn PGA Tour cards for the new season, but with a major hurricane taking aim at the Florida coast, a mandatory evacuation had been ordered of the beaches east of Jacksonville, Fla.


Win an Ireland Golf TripThe event was set to be played this week at Atlantic Beach Country Club, just north of the PGA Tour headquarters at Ponte Vedra Beach, due east of Jacksonville and just south of the Georgia border.

Having peaked at a category 5 hurricane, it is expected to be category 3 when it hits the north Florida coast, packing winds 111-130 mph.

What does this mean for players?

The top 25 money winners from the regular season had already secured their PGA Tour cards for the 2016-17 season, although their order of priority was still being determined by the Web.com Tour finals.

More significantly, 25 more cards were still at stake via the four-tournament finals. This was to be the last of those four events. As a result, the current top 25 after three events will now receive PGA Tour cards and all priority status will be assigned according to this list. (Scroll down to see list of 25 players below)

The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour money list had already secured their Tour cards.

“I know the players who came here needing a good finish to get their cards are very disappointed,” said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee. “We’ve never had a situation like this before. The community and the Atlantic Beach Country Club worked very hard to bring this tournament off and it would have been a great week had it not been for the weather.”

These are the 25 players locking down their PGA Tour cards today (*note: No. 1 Grayson Murray was already qualified, so players ranked 2-26 each earned PGA Tour cards.)

RANK THIS WEEK RANK LAST WEEK PLAYER NAME EVENTS MONEY
1 1 Grayson Murray 3 $248,000
2 2 Michael Thompson 3 $184,000
3 3 Bryson DeChambeau 3 $180,000
4 4 Cameron Smith 3 $114,910
5 5 Miguel Angel Carballo 3 $108,000
6 6 Andres Gonzales 3 $106,267
7 7 Scott Stallings 3 $75,505
8 8 Zack Sucher 3 $71,018
9 9 Will MacKenzie 3 $67,500
10 10 Kevin Tway 3 $63,975
11 11 Andrew Johnston 3 $54,910
12 12 Rod Pampling 3 $52,033
13 13 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 3 $49,926
14 14 Ryan Blaum 3 $49,100
15 15 Steven Alker 3 $43,600
16 16 Xander Schauffele 3 $42,395
17 17 Brett Drewitt 3 $42,035
18 18 D.A. Points 3 $37,950
19 19 Whee Kim 3 $36,975
T20 T20 Cody Gribble 3 $35,125
T20 T20 Kelly Kraft 3 $35,125
22 22 Rory Sabbatini 3 $32,375
23 23 Bobby Wyatt 3 $29,603
24 24 Tag Ridings 3 $28,493
25 25 Cameron Percy 3 $27,560
26 26 Tim Wilkinson 3 $27,425
The unfortunate players who just missed out:
27 – Rob Oppenheim (missed by just over $1,000)
28 – Austin Cook
29 – Henrik Norlander
30 – Andrew Putnam
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