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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Make Or Break: The Final Q School Graduates

E.K 4/12/12

Now that the drama from the 6th round of qualifying from Pga West, The stadium course is done we can all look at the schools' graduates and devouer into their previous success' and missfortunes.
Well, firstly 25 men and 1 teen made the final cut mark to gain their tour card for next season.
The names of the successful players in order of final position :

Dong-hwan Lee 
Ross Fisher Ross Fishers' Official Page
Steve LeBrun  Follow Him On Twitter HERE
Richard H. Lee His Twitter Page Link Here
Billy Horschel Twitter Page
Kris Blanks Twitter Page
Erik Compton Tweet Him Now
Brad Fritsch Officail Twitter
Jin Park  
Fabian Gomez Find Out More About Him
Michael Letzig Interview With Himself
Jeff Gove
Steven Bowditch What he thinks about Q School
Matt Jones
Robert Karlsson Robert Karlsson
Eric Meierdierks 
Scott Langley Info On Him Here
Aaron Watkins His Profile
Derek Ernst   
Si Woo Kim (17)
Tag Ridings  
Donald Constable 
Bobby Gates See his recent Results here
Patrick Reed 
Henrik Norlander
Chez Reavie Tee To Green

Only one man from the 26 who got their card is a member of the winners' circle from a previous season on tour and that is the man at the bottom of that list  Chez Reavie. Winner of the 2008 RBC Canadian Open.
A player who has proven himself a valid tour member but fell to 135 on the money list meaning it was Q School for him.

Three players have not actually gracced the hallowed fairways of the Pga Tour as of yet.
Donald Constable Henrik Norlander and Si Woo Kim. These three will find it most difficult coming into their first season on Tour and they will have to learn from their experienced friends on tour how to manage themselves and strive in the harse enviroment that is the Pga Tour.
The life of a Pga Tour rookie, easy or hard? Click Here to look into

Another two players have experienced the system however only on one occassion, that is,
 Derek Ernst and Eric Meierdierks. They along with  Steve LeBrun and  Brad Fritsch are very in-experienced with less than 5 Pga Tour starts before gaining their respective cards.

We have Two Ryder Cuppers in the graduate line in Ross Fisher who went 2-2-0 in his Ryder Cup start in the victorious European team of 2010 in Celtic Manor.  A house-hold name in Europe trying to make his way into the Pga tour ranks to develop his game. And, Robert Karlsson a big Sweed who was the eleventh man on the 2006 and 2008 side. His results were 0-1-2 gaining 1 piont in 2006 and in 2008 he went 1-1-2 gaining two points.

The remaining qualifiers have all qualified on the Pga tour before with four players:
Robert Karlsson,Kris Blanks, Jeff Gove and  Matt Jones.
Making over 100 Tour startin their carears to date.

 Michael Letzig has made 97 starts and has played very well on the tour in the past season with
14 cuts made out of 25. A very respectable result due to the high quality of golf being played week in week out.

That brings an end to the Q School Graduate list from 2012 and the final time this format will ever be used.
Watch out for these names this season and find out how hard or easy it is on tour once you gain your card.

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