Wheatcroft’s return path to PGA Tour
Posted September 6, 2016 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact
Steve Wheatcroft in the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach. (Photo courtesy of USGA)
With $601,164 in earnings on the PGA Tour this season, Washington native Steve Wheatcroft finished 140th on the money list.
The top 125 retain their PGA Tour cards for the upcoming season.
September is a key month for Wheatcroft and 149 others from the PGA and Web.com Tours as they compete in the Web.com Tour Finals.
A series of four events will identify 25 additional players for the 2016-17 PGA Tour; September 8-11 at Canterbury Country Club near Cleveland, Ohio; September 15-18 at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho; September 22-25 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, and October 6-9 at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The series will also affect the rankings of the top 25 from this year’s Web.com Tour money list who have already earned their cards. Rankings which affect entries into next season’s PGA Tour competitions are determined by the total money earned in these four competitions.
The field of 150 is identified from the Web.Com and PGA Tour 2015-16 money lists - top 75 from Web.com Tour and players 126-200 from the PGA Tour.
Prior to playing the Web.com and PGA tours starting in 2005, Wheatcroft won the 2003 Pennsylvania Open and the 2004 West Penn Open. Dividing time between the tours, he has won more than $3,600,000 in 330 starts on both tours combined. In 2015, he retained his PGA Tour card for the first time winning just over $1,000,000, 102nd on the money list.