The pressure begins to build on the Nationwide Tour with only 3 tour events left for those hopefuls attempting to earn their PGA Tour Cards for 2011. There are only 25 cards that will be up for grabs over the next 3 weeks and although some of the players are already guaranteed a playing card on the PGA Tour next year, there are still a great many that have to bear down and focus on the remaining spots available. The next 2 spots on the Nationwide Tour have full fields which will create some spectacular play when they tee off in this week’s Miccosukee Championship in Miami. The second to last stop will be held at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open at the Tour’s headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The tour will rap up the season at the Nationwide Tour Championship, to be held at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C., which will only be eligible for the top 60 money winners on the tour. As the most pressure may be on all of the players in that event, it will be particularly important for those that are in the No.’s 25 to 60 as they will probably feel the most pressure.
In an unfortunate mishap at a pick-up basketball game with some fellow Tour players, Peter Tomasulo may have played in his last Nationwide Tour event for 2010. Tomasulo was the captain of the 2004 NCAA Championship, winning, University of California Berkeley Bears and broke a bone in his right foot on Tuesday at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena. With his foot in a splint, he was forced to withdrawal from the Chattanooga Classic and unfortunately has cast some doubt if he or his foot will be able to return to the Tour before the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island. Peter won earlier this year at the Wayne Gretzky Classic and at the time was 13th on the Tour Money List and he had made 12 out of his last 13 cuts when this accident occurred. As of Sunday evening, Tomasulo had dropped to 15th.
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