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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Congrats to 2010 NCAA champion and Illini Scott Langley who just earned his tour card by finishing in the top 25 at Q School!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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Congrats to 2010 NCAA champion and Illini Scott Langley who just earned his tour card by finishing in the top 25 at Q School!
I was just about to post that.

http://golfweek.com/leaderboards/?ID=PGA

So there will be five Illini on the PGA tour next season?

Steve Stricker
D.A. Points
Joe Affrunti
Luke Guthrie
Scott Langley

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I was just about to post that.

http://golfweek.com/leaderboards/?ID=PGA

So there will be five Illini on the PGA tour next season?

Steve Stricker
D.A. Points
Joe Affrunti
Luke Guthrie
Scott Langley

Congrats to Scott. No surprise other than it happened pretty quickly relative to others.

Yes, five Illini on the tour although that assumes I don't sharpen up my game between now and then. Let's just leave it at five for now.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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Awesome news! Love seeing Illini make it in the pro arena. Wouldn't that be a fun leaderboard to see at the U.S. Open....
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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Congrats to Scott. No surprise other than it happened pretty quickly relative to others.
Both Guthrie and Langley are there ahead of schedule. Also fortunate for Langley - this is the last year you can go directly to the tour from Q school. Next year it would just get you web.com status.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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Does Affrunti have his tour card for this coming season? I thought he had it in 2011, but hadn't heard much of him since then.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Does Affrunti have his tour card for this coming season? I thought he had it in 2011, but hadn't heard much of him since then.

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He got some kind of a waiver to keep his card for another year because he was injured last season:

"He’s still a PGA Tour member, but is on a major medical exemption that will continue for awhile.

"'I determine when I come back,' said Affrunti. 'They allow you five Nationwide rehabilitation starts. I expect to make some of those in August or September, then go to Q-School in hopes of improving my status.'

"Even with Tour membership, it’s tough to get into tournaments and Affrunti will have seven months to earn enough money to keep his card once he returns to the circuit. He doesn’t want to rush things, and doesn’t expect to play in a PGA Tour event until 2013."


http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...rts/704249632/

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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This is what PGATour.com says:

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Continuing to rehab a shoulder injury. The TOUR rookie failed to make any appearances this season and will carry over on a Qualifying Tournament/Web.com Tour Medical Extension. Coupled with 2011 earnings of $18,837, will have 13 events in 2013 to earn $649,329, equaling No. 125 from 2011.
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