Thoughts from another Q-School finals

Billy Mayfair after earning medalist honors at 2010 PGA Tour Q-School.

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Random thoughts from the final day of another Q-School finals:

• I watched Jeff Quinney slam the door as he entered the scoring trailer. I understand. He closed with a 74 and missed a PGA Tour card by one stroke.

• I watched Erik Compton walk off by himself without comment after leaving the scoring trailer. I understand. He finished bogey-bogey and missed a full Nationwide Tour card by three strokes.

• I saw Billy Mayfair become the first player in golf history to have won a Tour Championship and beaten Tiger Woods in a playoff before becoming Q-School medalist.

• I saw long faces and big smiles. I understood. No scorecards or scoreboards were necessary.

• I saw that three players birdied five holes in a row on the last day, and all three got their PGA Tour cards. William McGirt, Joseph Bramlett and Chris Baryla can take big bows for being clutch players in bad conditions on a big stage.

• And I saw that Brandt Jobe and Paul Stankowski got their cards back. That’s a lot of peace after being pieced together by surgeries.

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