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Hadley wins Web.com Tour finale

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With nary half a month to spare, the 2013-14 PGA Tour is finally set.

On Sunday, Chesson Hadley, 26, earned the most significant title of his career to date. A former Georgia Tech player, whose former teammates Cameron Tringale and Roberto Castro also enjoy PGA Tour status, Hadley posted a final-round of 1-under par 69 and a four-day total of 10-under par 270, good for a two-stroke margin over a quartet of players.

One of those four players was former LSU golfer John Peterson, whose runner-up finish capped off a terrific Web.com Tour Finals campaign. Though he didn’t win, he racked up four consecutive top-five finishes, earning him the top spot on the Finals money list and full status on the 2013-14 PGA Tour.

The Finals’ final shakeout somewhat mirrored Saturday’s proceedings in SEC football, where Georgia earned a narrow, late victory over the LSU Tigers. But in golf on Sunday, LSU seemed to get the better of the Bulldogs, with Peterson’s former LSU teammate Andrew Loupe also securing a Tour card with a tie-sixth place finish.

All but two of the Web.com Tour Championship’s top-16 finishers earned their Tour cards, with Byron Smith and Andres Gonzales falling a single stroke short.

Bobby Gates, with a four-week total of $33,650, despite missing the cut at the Web.com Tour Championship, earned the last PGA Tour card available this week, with the aforementioned Gonzales falling less than $2,000 short. A single stroke on Sunday would have made the difference for the former UNLV teammate of Tour player Ryan Moore who stands out from other players on account of his Fu Manchu-style facial hair. He will report back to the Web.com Tour in a couple of weeks for another year of golf’s equivalent of Triple-A baseball.

Other players who fell just outside the top 25 for the Web.com Tour Finals include Tim Petrovic (27th), who falls out of the PGA Tour for the first time in more than a decade, and journeyman Greg Owen. Former PGA Tour winners Vaughn Taylor, Rod Pampling, Robert Karlsson and Arron Oberholser all failed to earn their PGA Tour cards from the Finals and will have to rely on other means to secure future PGA Tour status.

There will be virtually no rest for dozens of travel- and golf-weary new PGA Tour members. The 2013-14 season begins with the Frys.com Open on Oct. 10. All the pressure, the frustration and the joy will begin anew.

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Tim grew up outside of Hartford, Conn., playing most of his formative golf at Hop Meadow Country Club in the town of Simsbury. He played golf for four years at Washington & Lee University (Division-III) and now lives in Pawleys Island, S.C., and works in nearby Myrtle Beach in advertising. He's not too bad on Bermuda greens, for a Yankee. A lifelong golf addict, he cares about all facets of the game of golf, from equipment to course architecture to PGA Tour news to his own streaky short game.

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  1. Tom

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I enjoyed watching Hadley play. Good luck on the PGA tour

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GolfWRX was on site and under the umbrella at the Travelers Championship this week.

For your viewing pleasure, we have five general galleries, 13 WITB looks — including Hideki Matsuyama and Tony Fianu — and a number of special galleries. First in-hand looks at Titleist’s new driver and Callaway’s Jaws Raw wedges as well.

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GolfWRX is on site at The Country Club for the 122nd contesting of the U.S. Open.

There’s plenty to see from Brookline, including more than 30 WITBs, several general galleries, and in-hand shots of limited-edition U.S. Open gear — like the Scotty Cameron putter cover below.

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As is tradition, many OEMs release limited-edition major gear (for example, TaylorMade’s superb “246” staff bag and Srixon’s — which we’re giving away on Instagram). And with the 2022 edition of the United States’ national open taking place at the famed Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, there’s an overflowing chowder pot of inspiration for these exclusive designs.

First, let’s take a look at Scotty Cameron’s 2022 U.S. Open putter cover.

It’s a pretty straightforward play from SC and company here: Boston = bivalves, right? And in place of the pearl? A golf ball, of course. Red, white, and blue coloring because, well, America.

More photos of Scotty Cameron’s 2022 U.S. Open putter covers here.

Odyssey designers also went with the RWB palette. “1894” and “The Founding” reference the establishment of the USGA (in 1894). The Country Club was one of the five (“5”) charter clubs of the United States Golf Association. As your pleated khaki-wearing uncle knows well: the other four were Newport Golf Club, St. Andrew’s Golf Club, Chicago Golf Club, and Shinnecock.

More photos of Odyssey’s 2022 U.S. Open putter covers here.

The good folks at Bettinardi went an entirely different direction: Birthing the offspring of Bettinardi’s Fat Cat and the TCC squirrel logo and opting for a white/green colorway. Betti’s ’22 “American Championship” cover is nothing if not memorable. Adherents at the altar of the Fat Cat won’t be disappointed!

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