Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Web.com Tour to Award 25 More PGA TOUR Cards for 2015-16 Season at Web.com Tour Championship

Els, Kaymer Headline the Field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The Web.com Tour Finals culminate this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with the Web.com Tour Championship, where an additional 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded for the 2015-16 season. The event also will finalize the priority-ranking order for the 50 players earning their card.

The European Tour returns to the home of golf this week with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and Ernie Els and Martin Kaymer headline the field. The event, which pairs professionals with celebrity amateur golfers, will be contested on three of golf’s most historic venues, including the Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Links, and Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland.

Web.com Tour Championship
Dates: Oct. 1-4
Venue: TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)    
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Web.com Tour Finals conclude: This week the Web.com Tour season comes to an end at the Web.com Tour Championship, where 25 additional players will earn their 2015-16 PGA TOUR card.  This is the fourth and final event during the Web.com Tour Finals where eligible players finishing 126-200 in the PGA TOUR FedExCup standings and players finishing 26-100 on the Web.com Tour season money list are competing for a card. Players having finished in the top-25 on the Web.com Tour money list already having secured their 2015-16 PGA TOUR card also are eligible to complete to try and improve their playing status for next season.

Fathauer defends: Derek Fathauer won by one shot over Zac Blair for his first career Web.com Tour win.

Headlining the field: Anirban Lahiri, Sam Saunders, Lucas Glover, Derek Ernst, Andrew Loupe, Roberto Castro, Emiliano Grillo, Michael Thompson, Justin Hicks and Jhonattan Vegas.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
- Play by Play: Whit Watson
- Analyst: Craig Perks
- Tower: Steve Burkowski
- On-Course: Phil Blackmar / Kay Cockerill

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Dates: Oct. 1-4
Venues: Old Course at St. Andrews; Carnoustie Golf Links; Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 8 a.m.-Noon (Live) / Noon-2:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 8 a.m.-Noon (Live) / Noon-2:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon (Live) / Noon-2:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Event format: 168 professionals and 168 amateurs pair up as two-man teams, playing one round each at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. A 54-hole cut will take place with the low 60 professionals (and ties) and the low 20 teams competing in a final round at St. Andrews.

Wilson defends: Oliver Wilson defeated Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Richie Ramsay for his first European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Branden Grace, Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Stewart Cink and Darren Clarke.

Notable amateurs in the field: Tim Henman, Hugh Grant, Ian Botham, Don Felder, Ronan Keating, Steve Redgrave and Shane Warne.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
- Studio  Host: Mike Ritz
- Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
- Analyst: Ken Brown / Warren Humphreys
- On-Course: Jay Townsend

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