29 Sep '13, 12am

Schupak: Tour Finals has different feel

Schupak: Tour Finals has different feel

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. –– Not long after I arrived at the Web.com Tour Championship, the fourth of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals, it dawned on me what the big difference is between the PGA Tour’s new avenue for promotion to the Tour and the now defunct Qualifying School: courtesy cars. The TPC Sawgrass parking lot was filled with an assortment of brand-new Toyotas. At Q-School, you were more likely to have a player sleeping in his beat-up car in the parking lot. The problem with the Web.com Tour Championship, with its $1 million purse, is it feels too much like another ho-hum event. Q-School, on the other hand, felt like life or death. Paul Azinger, the 1984 medalist, once described it as “climbing up a cactus backwards, naked.” Erik Compton said, “it was no place for women or children,” and Joe Ogilvie said, “Shakespeare would have written one hell of a tragedy ...

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