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January 17, 2014 | 8:13 p.m.

2014 Web.com Tour schedule includes 25 events

Golfweek Staff
The Web.com logo is displayed during the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.
The Web.com logo is displayed during the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

The Web.com Tour announced its 2014 schedule on Friday.

The 25-event slate will begin at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship on Feb. 13-16 in Bogota, Colombia. New events this season include the Cleveland Open in June, the Nova Scotia Classic in July and the WinCo Foods Portland Open in August.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Feb. 13-16: Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship, Bogota, Colombia
  • March 6-9: Chile Classic, Santiago, Chile
  • March 13-16: Brazil Champions, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • March 20-23: Panama Claro Championship, Panama City, Panama
  • March 27-30: Chitimacha Louisiana Open, Broussard, La.
  • April 10-13: El Bosque Mexico Championship, Leon, Mexico ...

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Jim McCabe
John Daly has set up his 2014 schedule for the PGA Tour (shown here during the 2013 Hong Kong Open).
John Daly has set up his 2014 schedule for the PGA Tour (shown here during the 2013 Hong Kong Open).

Pat Perez, a romantic? Who knew?

“It’s called class,” said Perez with a laugh, when asked to tell the story of his New Year’s Eve proposal to girlfriend Ashley Pendley.

Invited to a private party at the MGM in Las Vegas, Perez asked for permission to have the stage before the headliner, Stevie Nicks, came on to perform. “I only need two minutes,” he said.

Once on stage, Perez, 37, asked for Pendley to come forward. When she did, he got down on one knee. A video clip of the moment was shown, and at that point, there ...

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Shawn Stefani hits his tee shot on the par-4 2nd hole during the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Shawn Stefani hits his tee shot on the par-4 2nd hole during the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

What can we expect on the Web.com Tour in 2014? Our Adam Schupak and Brentley Romine take a look at the upcoming season and offer their thoughts on who will win the money title, which newcomers will have big impacts and more.

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1. Of the players who lost their PGA Tour cards last season, which one has the best chance of having a strong bounce-back 2014 season on the Web.com Tour?

  • Schupak: Ben Kohles lost his card as a Tour rookie, but showed early in the season that he can compete at the highest level. Shawn Stefani twice ...

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December 23, 2013 | 9:40 a.m.

Number Crunching 2013: Ben Martin

Jim McCabe
Ben Martin was a model of consistency in 2013, leading to a big charge up the rankings.
Ben Martin was a model of consistency in 2013, leading to a big charge up the rankings.

Over the final two weeks of 2013, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months. Check out the entire series here.

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Ben Martin

Ranking/movement: +461 (No. 507 to No. 46)

Why the rise? In a word, consistency. Up and down the statistical spreadsheets, Martin’s name was prominent among the Web.com Tour leaders.

Third on the money list. Second in scoring average. First in all-around. Fifth in total driving. Second in greens in regulation. Second in ballstriking.

Pretty impressive stuff, but the one-time Clemson star doesn’t get too caught up ...

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Chesson Hadley hits a drive during the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Chesson Hadley hits a drive during the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

It was a memorable year in 2013 on the Web.com Tour. We saw two 59s, the debuts of the Web.com Tour Finals and Web.com Tour Q-School and more. Our Adam Schupak (@GolfweekSchupak) and Brentley Romine (@GolfweekBromine) take a look back on the season that was:

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1. Last season marked the debut of the Web.com Tour Finals. What did you think of the new system?

  • Romine: It's not the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but it's still pretty exciting. It gave PGA Tour guys, such as Bud Cauley, one last chance to keep their cards. It also ...

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Nick Masuda
Michael Kim finished T-56 at Web.com Tour Q-School, but still decided to turn professional and will make his pro debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
Michael Kim finished T-56 at Web.com Tour Q-School, but still decided to turn professional and will make his pro debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.

Michael Kim has been outside the ropes at the Farmers Insurance Open the past decade.

In 2014, many eyes will now be on him.

On Jan. 23, the reigning Haskins Award winner from Cal will tee it up with the world's best at Torrey Pines -- making his pro debut on a sponsor's exemption.

"I'm sure i'll be real nervous on that first tee," said Kim of playing in front of a home crowd in his native San Diego, where he went to Torrey Pines High School.

Kim formally announced he was leaving school midway through his ...

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Brentley Romine
Zack Fischer took medalist honors at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.
Zack Fischer took medalist honors at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.

Final scores

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Zack Fischer closed strong at the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School to earn full exempt status for the upcoming season on the PGA Tour's secondary circuit.

Fischer followed an 8-under 64 in Monday's fifth round with another 64 to take medalist honors Tuesday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. He made just three bogeys in his final five rounds combined, including none in his fifth and sixth rounds.

The former Texas-Arlington standout hadn't made a Web.com Tour start before playing Q-School. He did made four starts on the PGA Tour in ...

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Brentley Romine
Scott Pinckney is among those competing at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.
Scott Pinckney is among those competing at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.

Just one round remains at Web.com Tour Q-School, and it's Scott Pinckney who will take the lead into Tuesday's final round at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

The former Arizona State player made five birdies, including four on his front nine, on the Stadium Course en route to a fifth-round 4-under 68. Pinckney is 25 under overall, two shots ahead of second-place Zack Fischer, who carded a 64 on Monday.

Jimmy Gunn is third at 22 under while Tony Finau, who shot a fifth-round 67, is fourth at 21 under.

The winner of Q-School is exempt ...

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Brentley Romine
Scott Pinckney is among those competing at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.
Scott Pinckney is among those competing at the final stage of 2013 Web.com Tour Q-School.

Scott Pinckney's fourth-round 7-under 65 Sunday on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West gave him a one-shot lead with two rounds left at Web.com Tour Q-School.

Pinckney, a former college player at Arizona State, made eight birdies and just one bogey in his fourth round. Six of his birdies came on the back nine.

He made just one cut in seven starts last season on the Web.com Tour. He also missed the cut at the 2012 Open Championship and the 2011 U.S. Open.

Pinckney, who sits at 21 under overall, leads Jimmy Gunn by a ...

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Cassie Stein

There is a new leader in the clubhouse after the third round of Web.com Tour Q-School. Steve Saunders shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Saturday to take a three shot lead at Final Stage.

Saunders finished his third round with consecutive birdies on Nos. 15-18 for a 4-under 32 on the back nine.

In second place, is Jimmy Gunn of Scotland, who also played on the Stadium course during the third round. Gunn shot an 8-under 64 who made one of the biggest jumps of the day from T-23 ...

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Cassie Stein
Chris Epperson
Chris Epperson

Chris Epperson fired a second-round bogey-free 9-under 63 on Friday to lead Web.com Tour Q-School Final Stage by four at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, Calif.

The 31-year-old, from Hilton Head, S.C., has a 16-under 128 total.

In a tie for second are Steve Saunders after a 7-under 65 and Nathan Tyler with a 66. Both at 12-under 132.

Here are some notable items from Friday:

• Max Homa was 3 over through his first 13 holes at Q-School. He was 11 under on his last 23 holes. The 2013 NCAA Individual champion fired a ...

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Brentley Romine
Justin Shin shot an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.
Justin Shin shot an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

Justin Shin began the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School on Thursday by missing a 2-foot birdie putt on his opening hole, the par-4 10th at PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, Calif.

The 22-year-old Canadian and former New Mexico State player finished with an 8-under 64 to grab a one-shot lead after the first of six rounds.

Jonathan Fricke, Carlos Sainz Jr., Chris Epperson and Jason Millard are in a four-way tie for second at 7 under. Epperson carded his 65 on the Stadium Course while the other three played their first round on the ...

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Brentley Romine
Justin Thomas was among those who advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.
Justin Thomas was among those who advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

Six rounds. 152 players. One goal.

The final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School begins Thursday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. And while the new qualifying system no longer awards PGA Tour cards, players are still competing for priority rank on the Web.com Tour, which now offers the only route to the PGA Tour.

Every player that qualified for final stage earns at least some conditional status for 2014, but the better one finishes this week in California, the better rank one receives.

• Click here for a complete recap from all six second-stage sites.

Here are 5 ...

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Jim McCabe
Angel Cabrera during the 2013 Presidents Cup.
Angel Cabrera during the 2013 Presidents Cup.

As title defenses go, little spotlight will be provided Angel Cabrera, but trying to win a second straight Argentina Open takes on personal meaning for the proud Argentine.

The tournament tees off Thursday and is the 14th and final tournament of this year’s LatinoAmerica Series. Mexico’s Jose De Jesus Rodriguez has a slight lead over American Ryan Blaum in the battle to be leading money winner. This week's field will include a couple of PGA Tour veterans who are used to making these trips to South America this time of year, Jeff Gove and Scott Dunlap.

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Q-SCHOOL ...

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Jim McCabe
Connor Arendell during European Tour Q-School in 2013.
Connor Arendell during European Tour Q-School in 2013.

He’s got favorable options, even if they bring with them difficult decisions. But the bottom line is, Connor Arendell is in an enviable position because of a talented stretch of golf.

The Cape Coral, Fla., native is back home and taking some time off after a whirlwind of successful golf. Since September he has advanced through all three stages of the European Q-School and two stages of the Web.com Tour Q-School. He’s played 22 rounds in 43 under, but still to be determined is exactly where he’ll be for the 2014 season.

“I do have options ...

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