Three reasons to watch the Fall Series
By mustang6560 on 10/4/12
If you need a reason to follow the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, or the Fall Series in general, then you're in luck because I have three reasons for you watch.
  1. Charlie Beljan needs your support. Remember Charlie Beljan, the oober turned PGA Tour player? Well, he's on the verge of losing his PGA Tour card for the 2013 season. He's currently number 147 on the money list, and in order to retain his PGA Tour card, he'll need a strong performance throughout the Fall Series to move up to number 125 or better. If he fails to climb the money list, we'll no longer be able to we have an oober on the PGA Tour.

  2. John Daly could become the newest former member of the PGA Tour! As crazy as it sounds, John Daly could earn his PGA Tour card for the first time since '05. I know it's hard to believe but the big-hitting, chain-smoking Arkansas resident could be coming to a PGA Tour stop near you. He's currently 138 on the money list, so if he can card a few top 25 finishes or one top 10 finish, he'll no longer have to get by on past champion and sponsor exemptions to play.

  3. Justin Timberlake needs some love. It's been a tough week for JT. First, he was virtually slapped in the face for reciting a poem at the Opening Ceremony for the Ryder Cup (give the man a break, he was just doing his job). Then, earlier this week, he was virtually slapped in the face again by Shriners Hospitals. The group said it's dropping him because it wasn't happy with his involvement with the tournament. But, don't feel too bad for him. He's engaged to Jessica Biel and he's sitting on a fat stack of cash.

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srogers13 says:
Shriners is not dropping their sponsorship of the tournament, they are dropping Timberlake.
legitimatebeef says:
Wrong again Nathan. It might be wordy but at least that tournament name references a children's hospital. A far more heinous act of shameless corporate naming was the "Cialis Western Open". Prior to that the Western Open was a perfectly good, nay prestigious tournament that started in the 19th century, whose list of past winners is only a who's who of the entire history of golf as we know it--Hagen, Hogan, Sarazen, Nelson, Snead, Palmer, Casper, Nicklaus, Watson, Woods. 19th frickin century, that's 1800s for all you ignoramuses. It was predated only by the US and UK Open championships. Oh well, now its gone, replaced by some callow faceless "FedEx Cup" event, its massive legacy all but forgotten by today's golf world.
bkuehn1952 says:
Charlie kind of ditched us once he hit the big time. I hope he can retain his tour priveleges but I won't be checking on his prograss.
Jattruia says:
So, were you going to fix the 'FILL' that shows on the front page?
Matt F says:
I'm with bk on Charlie.

JD is still getting over surgery (I believe shoulder or elbow) so he may have to wait until next year.
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