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The 2008 Nationwide Tour season ran from January 24 to November 9. The season consisted of 30 official money golf tournaments, five of which were played outside the United States. The top 25 players on the year-end money list earned their PGA Tour card for 2009.

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ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the Nationwide Tour's 2008 schedule.[1] 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 24-27 Panama Movistar Championship Panama   Scott Dunlap (2)
Jan 31 - Feb 3 Mexico Open Mexico   Jarrod Lyle (1)
Feb 14-17 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship New Zealand   Darron Stiles (*)
Feb 21-24 Moonah Classic Australia   Ewan Porter (1)
Mar 27-30 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Louisiana   Gavin Coles (4)
Apr 3-6 Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship California   Aron Price (1)
Apr 17-20 Athens Regional Foundation Classic Georgia   Robert Damron (1)
Apr 24-27 Henrico County Open Virginia   Greg Chalmers (2)
May 1-4 South Georgia Classic Georgia   Bryan DeCorso (1)
May 8-11 Fort Smith Classic Arkansas   Colt Knost (1)
May 15-18 BMW Charity Pro-Am South Carolina
North Carolina
  David Mathis (1)
May 22-25 Melwood Prince George's County Open Maryland   Jeff Klauk (2)
May 29 - Jun 1 Bank of America Open Illinois   Kris Blanks (1)
Jun 5-8 Rex Hospital Open North Carolina   Scott Gutschewski (2)
Jun 19-22 Knoxville Open Tennessee   Jarrod Lyle (2)
Jun 26-29 Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Canada   Justin Hicks (1)
Jul 10-13 Nationwide Tour Players Cup West Virginia   Rick Price (2)
Jul 17-20 Price Cutter Charity Championship Missouri   Colt Knost (2)
Jul 24-27 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ohio   Bill Lunde (1)
Jul 31 - Aug 3 Cox Classic Nebraska   Ryan Hietala (2)
Aug 7-10 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Kansas   Scott Piercy (1)
Aug 14-17 Xerox Classic New York   Brendon de Jonge (1)
Aug 21-24 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic Pennsylvania   Scott Piercy (2)
Sep 4-7 Utah Championship Utah   Brendon Todd (1)
Sep 11-14 Albertsons Boise Open Idaho   Chris Tidland (1)
Sep 18-21 Oregon Classic Oregon   Matt Bettencourt (1)
Oct 9-12 WNB Golf Classic Texas   Marc Leishman (1)
Oct 16-19 Chattanooga Classic Tennessee   Arjun Atwal (1)
Oct 23-26 Miccosukee Championship Florida   D. A. Points (4)
Nov 6-9 Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch Texas   Matt Bettencourt (2)
  • this win would have been number 5 for Stiles but counts as unofficial as tournament was shortened to 36 holes.

Leading money winnersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Matt Bettencourt   United States 447,863
2 Brendon de Jonge   Zimbabwe 437,035
3 Jeff Klauk   United States 407,418
4 Jarrod Lyle   Australia 382,738
5 Bill Lunde   United States 341,466
6 Colt Knost   United States 329,509
7 Darron Stiles   United States 324,627
8 Greg Chalmers   Australia 321,930
9 Scott Piercy   United States 320,187
10 Greg Owen   England 309,805

Full list here [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Web.com Tour Schedule – 2008". ESPN. Retrieved September 5, 2013.