The Web.com Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR with the first 25 PGA TOUR Cards earned at the Web.com Tour Regular Season Finale in August. The remaining 25 Cards are at stake in the Web.com Tour Finals. The Albertsons Boise Open is one of these four critical tournaments.
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. 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 in September. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, replacing Nationwide Insurance. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won over 440 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and six PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of all Tours and Tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and has exceeded $2 billion in charitable giving.
Exclusive Path to the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR recently announced significant changes to its qualifying structure, greatly enhancing the stature of the Web.com Tour. The Web.com Tour is now the path to the PGA TOUR, with all 50 PGA TOUR Cards coming through the Web.com Tour. There will be 21 Regular Season events leading to the culminating four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. The Finals feature a blend of the 75 leading Web.com Tour money winners through the end of the Regular Season and the first 75 PGA TOUR players who do not qualify for the FedExCup. This combination produced the strongest field in Boise Open history last year with more than 30 combined PGA TOUR victories amongst the field. The 25th and final event of the year (Web.com Tour Championship) is where the 50 cards will be finalized.
International Membership and Reach
The Web.com Tour’s 288 members hail from around the globe. There are 80 international players with full or partial Tour exemptions, representing 19 countries outside the United States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden. The 2017 Web.com Tour schedule also has an international flavor, featuring 25 events played in 15 states and five countries in Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Panama).
The 2016 saw many of the game’s young stars rise to the occasion and stake themselves to a PGA TOUR card. Wesley Bryan stole the show throughout the regular season winning three times and earning an automatic promotion to the PGA TOUR, becoming the 11th player in the Tour’s history to do so. 2015 U.S Amateur and NCAA Champion Bryson DeChambeau won the first Web Finals event to secure his PGA TOUR Card and Grayson Murray stole the show from there. The former Arizona State Sun Devil finished solo third in Boise before winning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to thrust himself into the Player of the Year conversation. This honor would eventually go to Bryan, capping a memorable Web.com Tour season.
Boise will once again be a stop on the Web.com Tour Finals meaning the stakes will be higher than ever. Each shot means a little more in the Web Finals and winning the 28th Albertsons Boise Open all but assures a coveted PGA TOUR card for the upcoming season.