2009 Nationwide Tour

The 2009 Nationwide Tour was the 20th Nationwide Tour season. It ran from February 5 to October 25. The season consisted of 29 official money golf tournaments; six of which were played outside of the United States. The top 25 players on the year-end money list earned their PGA Tour card for 2010.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the Nationwide Tour's 2009 schedule.[1] The numbers 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.

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR points Notes
Feb 8 Panama Digicel Championship Panama   Vance Veazey (4) 14
Mar 1 Moonah Classic Australia   Alistair Presnell (1) 16 Co-sanctioned with the
PGA Tour of Australasia
Mar 8 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship New Zealand   Steven Alker (2) 16 Co-sanctioned with the
PGA Tour of Australasia
Mar 15 Michael Hill New Zealand Open New Zealand   Alex Prugh (1) 16 Co-sanctioned with the
PGA Tour of Australasia
Mar 29 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Louisiana   Bubba Dickerson (1) 14
Apr 5 Stonebrae Classic California   Michael Sim (2) 14
Apr 19 Athens Regional Foundation Classic Georgia   Patrick Sheehan (2) 14
Apr 26 South Georgia Classic Georgia   Garth Mulroy (1) 14
May 17 BMW Charity Pro-Am South Carolina
North Carolina
  Michael Sim (3) 14
May 31 Rex Hospital Open North Carolina   Kevin Johnson (5) 14
Jun 7 Melwood Prince George's County Open Maryland   Mathias Grönberg (1) 14
Jun 14 Knoxville Open Tennessee   Kevin Johnson (6) 14
Jun 21 Fort Smith Classic Arkansas   Jason Enloe (2) 14
Jun 28 Nationwide Tour Players Cup West Virginia   Tom Gillis (1) 14
Jul 12 Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Canada   Roger Tambellini (3) 14
Jul 26 Cox Classic Nebraska   Rich Barcelo (1) 14
Aug 2 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ohio   Derek Lamely (1) 14
Aug 9 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Kansas   Chris Tidland (2) 14
Aug 16 Price Cutter Charity Championship Missouri   Justin Bolli (3) 14
Aug 23 Christmas in October Classic Kansas   Michael Sim (4) 14 Automatic promotion to the PGA Tour.
Aug 30 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic Pennsylvania   Gary Christian (1) 14
Sep 6[2] Mexico Open Mexico   Troy Merritt (1) 14
Sep 13 Utah Championship Utah   Josh Teater (1) 14
Sep 20 Albertsons Boise Open Idaho   Fran Quinn (3) 14
Sep 27 WNB Golf Classic Texas   Garrett Willis (2) 14
Oct 4 Soboba Classic California   Jerod Turner (1) 14
Oct 11 Chattanooga Classic Tennessee   Chris Baryla (1) 14
Oct 18 Miccosukee Championship Florida   Chad Collins (2) 14
Oct 25 Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island South Carolina   Matt Every (1) 20

Leading money winnersEdit

The table shows the final top 10 money winners for the 2009 Nationwide Tour season. For the list of the top 25 golfers, given PGA Tour memberships for the 2010 season, see 2009 Nationwide Tour graduates.

Rank Player Country Prize money (US$)
1 Michael Sim   Australia 644,142
2 Chad Collins   United States 415,114
3 Blake Adams   United States 399,749
4 Derek Lamely   United States 374,998
5 Tom Gillis   United States 364,529
6 Chris Tidland   United States 354,510
7 Josh Teater   United States 326,438
8 Cameron Percy   Australia 320,715
9 Roger Tambellini   United States 307,482
10 Matt Every   United States 300,936

There is a full list on the PGA Tour's website here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Web.com Tour Schedule – 2009". ESPN. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mexico Open rescheduled due to swine flu". PGA Tour. April 29, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2013.