April 30, 2010
Mark Anderson during the 2009 U.S. Amateur. Anderson finished 60th as a rookie on last year’s Nationwide Tour. Then he did the unthinkable: he opted not to play in Q-School, even though he was exempt into second stage. Anderson reasoned that he needed another year of training on the Nationwide Tour before a potential leap to the PGA Tour. He was in the top 25 early in the season after top-10s in three of his first seven starts, but didn’t post another top-10 in his final 19 starts.