2005 Nationwide Tour

The 2005 Nationwide Tour season ran from January 27 to October 30. The season consisted of 31 official money golf tournaments, five of which were played outside the United States. The top 21 players on the year-end money list earned their PGA Tour card for 2006.


The number in parentheses after winners' names show the player's total number of wins on the Nationwide Tour including that event. No one accumulates many wins on the Nationwide Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the PGA Tour.

Week Tournament State/Country Winner
Jan 27-30 BellSouth Panama Championship Panama   Vance Veazey (3)
Feb 17-20 Jacob's Creek Open Championship Australia   Steven Bowditch (1)
Feb 24-27 ING New Zealand PGA Championship New Zealand   Peter O'Malley (2)
Mar 24-27 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Louisiana   Ryan Hietala (1)
Apr 21-24 Virginia Beach Open Virginia   Troy Matteson (1)
Apr 29 - May 1 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs South Carolina   Shane Bertsch (2)
May 5-8 Rex Hospital Open North Carolina   Eric Axley (1)
May 12-15 Rheem Classic Arkansas   Chris Couch (4)
May 19-22 Henrico County Open Virginia   Chad Collins (1)
Jun 2-5 Chattanooga Classic Tennessee   Jason Schultz (1)
Jun 9-12 LaSalle Bank Open Illinois   Chris Couch (5)
Jun 16-19 Knoxville Open Tennessee   Kim Felton (1)
Jun 23-26 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic Pennsylvania   Greg Kraft (1)
Jun 30 - Jul 1 Lake Erie Charity Classic at Peek 'n Peak Resort New York   Esteban Toledo (1)
Jul 7-10 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic West Virginia   Jason Gore (4)
Jul 14-17 Scholarship America Showdown Wisconsin   Jason Gore (5)
Jul 21-24 Canadian PGA Championship Canada   Jon Mills (1)
Jul 28-31 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Kansas   Joe Daley (2)
Aug 4-7 Cox Classic Nebraska   Jason Gore (6)
Aug 11-14 Price Cutter Charity Championship Missouri   Roger Tambellini (2)
Aug 18-21 Xerox Classic New York   Rick Price (1)
Aug 25-28 Cleveland Open Ohio   Andrew Johnson (1)
Sep 1-4 Alberta Classic Canada   Peter Tomasulo (1)
Sep 8-11 Envirocare Utah Classic Utah   Garrett Willis (1)
Sep 15-18 Mark Christopher Charity Classic California   Troy Matteson (2)
Sep 22-25 Albertsons Boise Open Idaho   Greg Chalmers (1)
Sep 30 - Oct 2 Oregon Classic Oregon   Jeff Gove (3)
Oct 6-9 Gila River Golf Classic Arizona   David McKenzie (1)
Oct 13-16 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic Texas   Kris Cox (1)
Oct 20-23 Miccosukee Championship Florida cancelled due to Hurricane Wilma
Oct 27-30 Nationwide Tour Championship Alabama   David Branshaw (2)

Leading money winnersEdit

Rank Player Country Prize money (US$)
1 Troy Matteson   United States 495,009
2 Jason Gore   United States 356,579
3 Chris Couch   United States 337,205
4 Steven Bowditch   Australia 333,329
5 Jon Mills   Canada 325,806
6 Jerry Smith   United States 267,757
7 David Branshaw   United States 266,724
8 Shane Bertsch   United States 263,373
9 Mathew Goggin   Australia 260,090
10 Kris Cox   United States 257,352

Full money list

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