Wednesday October 11th, 2017: In the final event of the 2017 season, 25 players earned their PGA Tour cards at the Web.com Tour Finals. Of those 25, 13 of them were SwingThought TOUR Alums. For some alums like Shawn Stefani, Jonathan Randolph, Rob Oppenheim and Nicholas Lindheim is a journey back to the biggest stage.
Having already secured a 2017-2018 PGA Tour Card, Chesson Hadley entered the Web.com Tour Finals looking to improve his position on the overall Money List. Hadley, who entered the Finals in 9th place on the money list, won the Albertsons Boise Open and then finished Tied for 2nd at the DAP Championship to finish #1 on the overall Money List and earn fully exempt status for the 2017-2018 PGA Tour Season.
Finishing 1st on the Finals Money List was Peter Uihlein. Uihlein who has spent most of his career on the European Tour came to the Web.com Tour finals looking to make the switch over to the PGA Tour. After winning the 1st event of the Web.com Tour Finals, Uihlein secured his spot for the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season.
Nicholas Lindheim is making his way back to the PGA Tour for the 2017-2018 season. Lindheim who played in 13 events on the SwingThought TOUR earned his PGA Tour card by winning the DAP Championship. Lindheim will return to the PGA Tour on a high note after finishing 3rd on the Web.com Tour Finals Money List.
Another notable making his way back to the PGA Tour is Shawn Stefani. Stefani, who won the 2009 Onion Creek Classic on the SwingThought TOUR is returning to the PGA Tour after finishing 7th on the Finals Money List. Stefani who had finishes of Tied for 2nd at the Web.com Tour Championship, and Tied for 20th at the DAP Championship.
Other notables who earned their PGA Tour Cards during the Web.com Tour Finals were Sam Saunders, Jonathan Randolph, Rob Oppenheim, and Keith Mitchell. Saunders who opened the Web.com Tour Championship with a 59 finished Tied for 2nd at the Tour Championship. Jonathan Randolph is returning to the PGA Tour after finishing 8th on the Finals Money list. Oppenheim is heading to the PGA Tour after 2 Top-5 finishes during the Web.com Tour finals. Keith Mitchell who missed out on securing his PGA Tour card on the final hole in Portland, earned his PGA Tour card after 2 finishes of Tied for 6th during the Finals.
The 13 SwingThought TOUR Alums who earned their PGA Tour Card during the Web.com Tour Finals are: Peter Uihlein (1), Nicholas Lindheim (3), Rob Oppenheim (4), Sam Saunders (6), Shawn Stefani (7), Jonathan Randolph (8), Bronson Burgoon (9), Keith Mitchell (10), Tyler Duncan (11), Brett Stegmaier (19), Chad Collins (22), Tom Hoge (23), and Seamus Power (25)
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Mission: Develop & advance Golf by delivering access to golfers, courses & communities.
Wholly owned and operated by Golf Interact, LLC. The SwingThought TOUR is the only Professional Tour in the country, to offer a series of events, besides the PGA and Web.com Tours, to include 72-hole (36-hole cut) tournaments, and a year long points race offering sponsorship opportunities for players. The SwingThought TOUR provides players the opportunity to experience all aspects of life as a true touring golf professional with a schedule built around geographical series and different varieties of championship golf courses to subject our players to any type of course they may face at golf’s highest levels. The SwingThought TOUR is operated by a knowledgeable staff who are PGA and USGA certified. As evidenced by the success of our alumni, The SwingThought TOUR is the most proven avenue to the PGA and Web.com Tours. SwingThought TOUR alumni have won an amazing 17 Major Championships. Most recently, 85 of the 155 players who competed in the 2016 Web.com Tour Q School Final Stage were past players on the SwingThought TOUR.