WEB.COM - Miccosukee Championship Preview
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DATES: Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th
SITE: Miccosukee Golf & Country Club (Marlin/Dolphin Nines), Miami, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT: Mark Mahannah (1969)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,084
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 488 yds10 - Par 5 530 yds
2 - Par 4 480 yds11 - Par 3 175 yds
3 - Par 4 360 yds12 - Par 4 440 yds
4 - Par 3 210 yds13 - Par 4 395 yds
5 - Par 5 520 yds14 - Par 4 360 yds
6 - Par 4 470 yds15 - Par 4 477 yds
7 - Par 4 324 yds16 - Par 5 615 yds
8 - Par 3 210 yds17 - Par 3 205 yds
9 - Par 4 450 yds18 - Par 4 375 yds
35 3,512 yds36 3,572 yds
Annual:  9th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  Jason Kokrak (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Mark Anderson
Tournament Record:  264 (Jason Kokrak, 2011)
54-Hole Record:  197 (Jason Gore, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  129 (Jason Kokrak, 2011)
Course Record:  62 (Jason Dufner, 2003; D.A. Points, 2008)
Total Purse:  $600,000
Shares:  1st Place - $108,000; 2nd Place - $64,800; 3rd Place - $40,800
2011 Finish
Jason Kokrak264Daniel Chopra274
Mark Anderson271Darron Stiles274
Harris English273Diego Velasquez274
Matt Every273Three players at275
Roger Tambellini273
Past Miccosukee Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Jason Kokrak (264) -- Mark Anderson
2010Jason Gore (268) -- Scott Gutschewski, Kevin Kisner
2009Chad Collins (274) -- Won Joon Lee, Brian Smock, Justin Smith
2008*D.A. Points (272) -- Matt Bettencourt
2007Marc Turnesa (269) -- David Mathis, Jon Mills
2006Bryce Molder (270) -- Boo Weekley
2005Tournament was canceled due to threat of Hurricane Wilma
2004D.J. Trahan (268) -- Nick Watney
2003Craig Bowden (270) -- Chris Couch

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders in the Field
Roger Tambellini---T-8T-35mc---T-3
Jason Gore------------WonT-12
John Kimbell---T-10T-55wdT-4T-12
Brice Garnett---------------T-18
Scott GardinerT-25mcT-6mcT-13T-32
Casey Wittenberg------mc---T-15T-32
Luke List---------T-21T-15T-41
Marc Turnesa---Won------mcmc
David Lingmerth---------------mc
Chad CollinsT-7T-40---Won------
Philip Pettitt Jr.------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Casey Wittenberg
Darkhorse - Philip Pettitt Jr.
Last Week's Pick to Win (Justin Hicks) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Aaron Goldberg) - Finished tied for 38th
The Web.com Tour travels to Miami, Florida this week for the Miccosukee Championship. There are only two full-field events left, as players try to first gain entrance to the Web.com Tour Championship and then earn their PGA Tour cards for 2013.

The top 60 players on the money list will qualify for the Tour Championship. Players who are on the bubble for that event and are playing this week are: Michael Letzig (58), Derek Fathauer (61), two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen (62), Matt Harmon (63), Kevin Foley (64) and Jason Gore (65). Gore is less than $6,000 behind Letzig. The top 25 players on the money list at season's end will then receive their PGA Tour cards for the 2013 campaign. Currently residing in the 25th spot is Alex Aragon, who is only $2,567 ahead of Doug LaBelle II.

This tournament is a direct result of the partnership between the PGA Tour, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the South Florida Golf Foundation. Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, the former Miami National Golf Club, is located in the heart of Miami and is considered one of the top tracks in the metro area. Purchased in 2001 by the Miccosukee Tribe, the 27 holes of golf have hosted many LPGA and PGA events, including those attended by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, among others. The course's exceptional design brings water into play at every corner and features lightning-fast Tifdwarf greens.

Last year, Jason Kokrak fired four rounds in the 60s and cruised to a seven-shot win over Mark Anderson. He finished his second Web.com Tour title at 20-under 264 overall, setting the new tournament record by four strokes.

Kokrak will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 and is playing at the Frys.com Open this week. Kokrak will have to finish strong to keep his PGA Tour card for next year, as he is currently 167th on the money list.

In 2010, Gore set the all-time wins record on the Web.com Tour, carding rounds of 65-67-65-71. It was Gore's seventh victory on the developmental tour, snapping a four-way tie at the top. Gore carried a two-shot lead into the final round and finished with a four-shot win at 16-under 268 after making a bogey on the 18th hole that hardly mattered.

In 2008, D.A. Points holed out from the fairway at 18 in regulation to force a playoff with Matt Bettencourt, then he birdied it in the extra session to win. Points shot a 62 in the third round, which tied the course record set by 2012 United States Ryder Cup team member Jason Dufner in 2003.

Marc Turnesa drove into the water on the 18th hole in the final round of 2007, but made bogey, which was enough for his first Web.com Tour win. Turnesa fired rounds of 67-63-69-70 and won at 15-under 269, one shot clear of David Mathis and Jon Mills.

In 2006, Bryce Molder birdied three holes in a row down the stretch in the final round en route to a 3-under 68 and his first win on the Web.com Tour. He finished at 14-under-par 270 for a one-shot win over Boo Weekley.

The 2005 event was canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Wilma. Hurricane Wilma had strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm on Wednesday, the day before the expected start of the tournament.

The Web.com Tour remains in Florida next week for the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open in Ponte Vedra Beach at Pete Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, where Gavin Coles captured the 2011 title. The tournament will be the final full-field event on the Web.com Tour in 2012.

10/09 18:30:28 ET

As of October 9, 2012, at 06:30 PM ET
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