Chandler, Ariz. (November 20, 2017) – Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. will host the Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Thursday, December 7th through Sunday, December 10th. The four-day, 72-hole, stroke-play competition will include approximately 138 golfers and will determine each competitor’s status for the 2018 Web.com Tour season.
The Web.com Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features a mix of rising stars and proven veterans looking to regain their TOUR cards. Those who are inside the top 25 of the Web.com Tour money list at the end of the Regular Season are awarded PGA TOUR cards for the next season. An additional 25 cards will be handed out at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Finals. Since 2013, the Web.com Tour has been the pathway for those seeking to earn their PGA TOUR card. The Qualifying Tournament, which had previously been the primary route for qualifying for the PGA TOUR, has been converted as an entryway to the Web.com Tour.
Twelve First Stage events were conducted throughout late September and early October in locations across the country from Florida to California. All five Second Stage events are taking place in November, with the Qualifying Tournament Finals set for Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler. Players who advance to Qualifying Tournament Finals will be assured of at least conditional status on the Web.com Tour in 2018.
The Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament will be played on Whirlwind’s two Gary Panks-designed golf courses – Devil’s Claw and The Cattail. Since opening in 2000, Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as one of Arizona’s top professional tournament venues, having hosted events for the PGA of America, the USGA, and the Web.com Tour's Gila River Golf Classic. In addition to professional tournaments, Whirlwind hosts numerous charitable events for organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, City of Hope, Cox Charities and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The Web.com Tour’s Gila River Golf Classic presented by Wild Horse Pass was held from 2001 to 2005 and played on the Devil's Claw course for the first two years, then shifted to the Cattail course for the final three years.
For more information on Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, visit www.whirlwindgolf.com or call 480-940-1500. For more information on the Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, visit www.pgatour.com/webcom.
About Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
Professionally managed by Troon Golf, Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass is a 36-hole golf facility built into the ancient, native landscape by renowned architect Gary Panks. A true test of golf, the Cattail and Devil's Claw courses are ranked among the top golf courses in the state by Golfweek Magazine. Owned by the Gila River Indian Community, Whirlwind Golf Club is located 11 miles from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 475 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 majors and seven PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has generated over $2 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM.