Three Former Alabama Men’s Golfers Earn PGA Tour Card
The Web.com tour season ended on a high note for three former Alabama men’s golfers who each earned their PGA Tour cards for the 2016-17 season. Former standouts Trey Mullinax, Michael Thompson and Bobby Wyatt each finished among the tour’s top-25 money list, giving each of them exempt status on next year’s PGA Tour.
In all, the PGA Tour annually hands out 50 cards via the Web.com Tour: 25 to the top players from the regular-season money list and 25 to the top earners from the Web.com Tour Finals, which consists of four $1 million tournaments.
With the cancellation of the Web.com Tour Championship earlier this week because of Hurricane Matthew, that latter group was awarded according to the money earned in the series of Web.com Tour Finals, which this year instead became final after just three events.
Mullinax earned his tour card thanks to an eighth-place finish in the 2015-16 Web.com Tour seasonal money list, which included a victory at the Rex Hospital Open along with two other top-10 finishes.
Thompson, who graduated from the Capstone in 2008, finished first on the Finals money list after claiming the Albertsons Boise Open to secure return for his seventh PGA Tour season. In 2013, Thompson recorded his only PGA Tour victory when he captured the Honda Classic.
Meanwhile, Wyatt finished 22nd on the Finals money list to earn his Tour card. Wyatt, who has recorded a total of nine PGA starts, turned a sponsor exemption into a fourth-place finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last May in his most recent PGA Tour event. He closed play just one shot out of a playoff.
The trio joins current Alabama men’s golf alums Jason Bohn, Bud Cauley, Justin Thomas and Dicky Pride as current PGA Tour card-carrying members for the 2016-17 season.