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AZ – November 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Whirlwind
Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. will host the Final
Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Thursday, December 7th through
Sunday, December 10th. The four-day, 72-hole, stroke-play competition will
include approximately 138 golfers and will determine each competitor’s
status for the 2018 Web.com Tour season.
Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass To Host Final
Of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament
Web.com Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features a
mix of rising stars and proven veterans looking to regain their TOUR cards.
Those who are inside the top 25 of the Web.com Tour money list at the end
of the Regular Season are awarded PGA TOUR cards for the next season. An
additional 25 cards will be handed out at the conclusion of the Web.com
Tour Finals. Since 2013, the Web.com Tour has been the pathway for those
seeking to earn their PGA TOUR card. The Qualifying Tournament, which had
previously been the primary route for qualifying for the PGA TOUR, has
been converted as an entryway to the Web.com Tour.
First Stage events were conducted throughout late September and early October
in locations across the country from Florida to California. All five Second
Stage events are taking place in November, with the Qualifying Tournament
Finals set for Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler. Players
who advance to Qualifying Tournament Finals will be assured of at least
conditional status on the Web.com Tour in 2018.
Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament will be played on Whirlwind’s
two Gary Panks-designed golf courses - Devil’s Claw and The Cattail. Since
opening in 2000, Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as one of Arizona’s
top professional tournament venues, having hosted events for the PGA of
America, the USGA, and the Web.com Tour’s Gila River Golf Classic. In addition
to professional tournaments, Whirlwind hosts numerous charitable events
for organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, City of Hope, Cox
Charities and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The Web.com Tour’s Gila
River Golf Classic presented by Wild Horse Pass was held from 2001 to 2005
and played on the Devil’s Claw course for the first two years, then shifted
to the Cattail course for the final three years.
more information on Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, visit whirlwindgolf.com
or call 480-940-1500. For more information on the Final Stage of Web.com
Tour Qualifying Tournament, visit PGATOUR.com/webcom.
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
managed by Troon® Golf, Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass is a
36-hole golf facility built into the ancient, native landscape by renowned
architect Gary Panks. A true test of golf, the Cattail and Devil’s Claw
courses are ranked among the top golf courses in the state by Golfweek
Magazine. Owned by the Gila River Indian Community, Whirlwind Golf Club
is located 11 miles from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.
in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company,
with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes
in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management
and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage
division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf
resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities
around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours
Golf, Troon Privé
(the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International
with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there
are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been
recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications.
Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut;
Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii;
The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia;
and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For more information,
visit www.TroonGolf.com, or connect
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the Web.com Tour
(1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues
to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest
stage. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with
a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became
The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through
the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour
Finals. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Web.com Tour.
Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni
have won more than 475 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 majors and seven PLAYERS
Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their
tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has generated over $2 billion
in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour
and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.com.