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Bill Zimmerman
Kevin Kisner during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Kevin Kisner during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

A par at the 18th wrapped up a Sunday 74 and a one-shot win for Kevin Kisner in the Pebble Beach Invitational.

Entering the final round with a two-stroke lead, Kisner finished at 13 under – thanks to a 15-footer for par – for the $60,000 first prize. The former University of Georgia golfer held off a charge from Georgia Tech product Chesson Hadley, whose 70 distanced him from the rest of the field. Finishing T-3 another four shots back were Scott Langley and William McGirt.

Kisner posted on Twitter after his round on his account, @K_Kisner: "Big thanks to @CallawayGolf ...

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November 22, 2013 | 9:47 p.m.

Closer look: Web.com Tour Q-School, Second stage

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.

The second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School is complete as four sites wrapped up play Friday.

The four medalists – Matt Ryan of Huntersville, N.C., Nathan Tyler of Tucson, Ariz., Matt Fast of Canton, Miss., and amateur Anthony Paolucci of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. – led 81 players who advanced Friday to final stage. They'll join 45 qualifiers from last week's two second-stage events in Texas at final stage.

Final stage is set for Dec. 12-17 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Here is a closer look at what unfolded at all six second-stage sites:

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Brooksville, Fla ...

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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.

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Thus was the afternoon for reigning Haskins Award and Jack Nicklaus Award winner Michael Kim, clicking the refresh button on the Web.com Tour Q-School second-stage leaderboard "at least a 100 times."

Would a trio of birdies on his back nine be enough to secure a spot in the Q-School finals? Would an ill-timed bogey on No. 17 cost him dearly?

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Whew. The California junior made the cut – on the number.

A 1-over 73 left Kim at even par for the four rounds at the par-72 Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif., sliding himself inside ...

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Brentley Romine
Drew Weaver, pictured during the 2011 Memorial Tournament, will miss the final stage of Q-School, should he qualify, because of his wedding.
Drew Weaver, pictured during the 2011 Memorial Tournament, will miss the final stage of Q-School, should he qualify, because of his wedding.

Unlike his competitors in next week's second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School, Drew Weaver knows he has no shot to advance.

That's because Weaver, the 26-year-old former Virginia Tech standout, faces a life-changing conflict: his wedding date.

Weaver is set to marry Elizabeth Bills, his girlfriend of five years, on Dec. 14 in their hometown of High Point, N.C. Should he qualify out of the Nov. 19-22 second stage in Plantation, Fla., he will not play the Dec. 12-17 finals at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

"It was definitely a tough decision," Weaver said. "But ...

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Jim McCabe
Sam Saunders and Arnold Palmer during the pro-am of the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship on PGA Tour.
Sam Saunders and Arnold Palmer during the pro-am of the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship on PGA Tour.

If following bloodlines is what you’re into, then the PGA Tour second-stage Q-School in McKinney, Texas, warrants your focus. Among the competitors are Sam Saunders, grandson of the legendary Arnold Palmer, and a number of young men whose fathers grounded it out in more than 3,000 PGA Tour tournaments combined – Travis Wadkins (Lanny), Jamie Sindelar (Joey), Olin Browne (Olin) and Matt Weibring (D.A.).

As further testament that pro golf is a humbling business, two former major winners – Todd Hamilton in McKinney; Shaun Micheel in Kingwood – are in Texas at second-stage sites.

Curious note out of McKinney, because ...

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Adam Schupak
Keegan Bradley played his way through mini-tour competition en route to becoming a major champion and PGA Tour success story.
Keegan Bradley played his way through mini-tour competition en route to becoming a major champion and PGA Tour success story.

With the creation of PGA Tour China in 2014, the PGA Tour has incentivized players to compete in Canada, Latin America and now China with the carrot of earning Web.com Tour status.

This is good for the global growth of professional golf, but where does that leave American mini-tour golf? Still out in the cold with no Web.com Tour cards or exemptions into PGA Tour Q-School.

It’s time for the PGA Tour to take the next step in establishing a stable minor-league circuit. The Tour has started laying the foundation to the point that professional golf never ...

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November 9, 2013 | 5:35 p.m.

Michael Putnam named Web.com Tour POY

Cassie Stein
Michael Putnam was named the 2013 Web.com Tour Player of the Year on Nov. 9.
Michael Putnam was named the 2013 Web.com Tour Player of the Year on Nov. 9.

Michael Putnam was named the 2013 Web.com Tour Player of the Year on Saturday, it was announced by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee.

Putnam, a Tacoma, Wash., native was the Tour’s Regular Season leading money winner with $450,184 in earnings. He won two tournaments, the Mexico Championship and the Mid-Atlantic Championship. His wins came in back-to-back weeks, making him only the eighth player in Tour history to win on consecutive calendar weeks.

The 30-year-old also added a runner-up finish at the South Georgia Classic and tied for third at the ...

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September 30, 2013 | 5:50 p.m.

Andrew Loupe battled voices to earn PGA Tour card

Adam Schupak
Andrew Loupe hits his drive on the seventh hole during the final round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Andrew Loupe hits his drive on the seventh hole during the final round of the Web.com Tour Championship held on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – John Peterson was done playing, but he wasn’t done praying.

He rushed back to the 18th green at Dye’s Course at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday to watch good friend Andrew Loupe battle “the demons and voices” in his attempt to secure his PGA Tour card for the first time.

“I’m gonna pray this dude home,” Peterson said.

Peterson and Loupe were college teammates at LSU and have been competing on the golf course with and against each for longer than that.

“He used to beat the crap out of me until I was ...

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Adam Schupak
John Peterson of the PGA Tour.
John Peterson of the PGA Tour.

— Chesson Hadley won the Web.com Tour Championship, John Peterson claimed the money title for the four-event Web.com Tour Finals and Lee Williams survived a wild day of jockeying for position to earn his PGA Tour card, thanks to a 50-foot birdie putt at the last.

For some there was joy, others relief, and plenty of heartbreak as 50 PGA Tour cards were handed out at the end of the day.

According to the Tour's projections, 44 of the 50 cards at stake had been decided, based on what had happened during the first ...

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Adam Schupak
Scott Gardiner hits his drive on the sixth hole during the third round of the Web.com Tour Championship.
Scott Gardiner hits his drive on the sixth hole during the third round of the Web.com Tour Championship.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. –– Scott Gardiner arrived at the Web.com Tour Championship at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass knowing he had already accomplished his chief task at hand: regaining his PGA Tour card for next season.

After shooting a 5-under 65 to grab the 54-hole lead with a total 10-under 200, Gardiner has a chance to end his three-year victory drought.

“It would be nice to add one,” Gardiner said. “My son’s always telling me I need to get a trophy for him. . . . he says, ‘Why does daddy always lose?’ ”

For most of the day, 36-hole ...

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Adam Schupak
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.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. –– Not long after I arrived at the Web.com Tour Championship, the fourth of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals, it dawned on me what the big difference is between the PGA Tour’s new avenue for promotion to the Tour and the now defunct Qualifying School: courtesy cars.

The TPC Sawgrass parking lot was filled with an assortment of brand-new Toyotas. At Q-School, you were more likely to have a player sleeping in his beat-up car in the parking lot.

The problem with the Web.com Tour Championship, with its $1 million purse ...

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Adam Schupak
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.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Web.com Tour Championship played at the Dye Course at TPC Sawgrass is where some dreams will come true and others go to die.

On Friday’s cut day, there was a little of both. Chesson Hadley, playing in the morning wave, took advantage of calm, dry conditions to shoot a 4-under 66 for a 36-hole total of 131 and a two-stroke lead over Joe Durant.

“Tomorrow I’m just going to go out and lay the hammer down,” Hadley said, “and if I’m losing by five, great, I’ll try to go win ...

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Adam Schupak
Ashley Hall during the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship.
Ashley Hall during the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. –– Ashley Hall canned a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to shoot a blistering 7-under 63, shake off a one-shot penalty and take a one-shot lead over Robert Karlsson and Mark Anderson after the opening round of the Web.com Tour Championship Thursday at TPC Sawgrass.

Here are 5 Things to know from the first-round action on the Dye's Valley course:

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1. AUSSIE ON TOP: Hall's 63 was his second-best round of the season, but it could’ve been a stroke lower.

The 29-year-old Australian called a penalty on himself when his ball ...

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Golfweek Staff
Brendon Todd won the Stadion Classic
Brendon Todd won the Stadion Classic

The University of Georgia announced on Tuesday that it was ending its run as host of the Web.com Tour’s Stadion Classic at UGA, citing the lack of sponsorships to cover the rising costs for the event. The relationship lasted four years.

The last three winners were either former or current Georgia golfers: Russell Henley won as an amateur in 2011, Hudson Swafford won in 2012 and Brendon Todd won in May.

Georgia director of golf and men’s team coach Chris Haack said the tournament was something he told recruits about as the team's top two players ...

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Seung-Yul Noh during the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship on PGA Tour.
Seung-Yul Noh during the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship on PGA Tour.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh won the third of four Web.com Tour Finals series events Sunday to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

The 22-year-old Noh closed with a 2-under 69 for a five-stroke victory in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. He finished at 12-under 272 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course and earned $180,000 to take the series lead with $210,125.

"I got started pretty solidly today and then I made a bogey on the third hole and I had just a one-shot lead after four holes," Noh said. "I just started thinking ...

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