Should the PGA Tour Change Q-School?
By mustang6560 on 12/8/11
It's no secret that the PGA Tour is more than entertaining the idea of changing Q-School.
In its current form, players who survive the torment are promoted straight to the PGA Tour. However, the PGA Tour is considering making Q-School a feeder into the Nationwide Tour instead. And the Fall Series would become a battle of the bottom rung of PGA Tour players against the top rung of Nationwide Tour players.
I've heard both sides of the argument. The proponents of the current system, including myself, like the fact that players like Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey can play their way directly onto the PGA Tour. But, the opponents counter saying the "Cinderella" stories take away a spot from a better qualified player who has more experience.
My question to you is, should Q-School feed into the PGA Tour or the Nationwide Tour?
photo via pgatour.com
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i would be happy with it going either way. I think it should go into the nationwide tour, especially if they're touting it as "PGA TOUR DRIVEN". Then it really is. You want on the big tour... get to q school. Then prove you have the guts to make it into the top 25 then, you're allowed to play with the big boys.
if it goes one way or the other, it's not going to ruin my day, but that's just what i think.
I heard a couple players say that they would like to see a hybrid of the 2. Leaving 5 or 10 spots for the top Q-School guys and the rest going to Nationwide.
I do like the idea of the 3 tournament series between the bottom of the PGA and the top of the Nationwide to see who goes where.
I think I read that the Fall Series stays in tact, starting after the 3 tournament series. I may have misread it, though.
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