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)|
|Hole-By-Hole:||1 - Par 4 488 yds||10 - Par 5 530 yds|
|2 - Par 4 480 yds||11 - Par 3 175 yds|
|3 - Par 4 360 yds||12 - Par 4 440 yds|
|4 - Par 3 210 yds||13 - Par 4 395 yds|
|5 - Par 5 520 yds||14 - Par 4 360 yds|
|6 - Par 4 470 yds||15 - Par 4 477 yds|
|7 - Par 4 324 yds||16 - Par 5 615 yds|
|8 - Par 3 210 yds||17 - Par 3 205 yds|
|9 - Par 4 450 yds||18 - Par 4 375 yds|
|35 3,512 yds||36 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|
|Jason Kokrak||264||Daniel Chopra||274|
|Mark Anderson||271||Darron Stiles||274|
|Harris English||273||Diego Velasquez||274|
|Matt Every||273||Three players at||275|
|Past Miccosukee Championship Winners|
|Year||Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up|
|2011||Jason Kokrak (264) -- Mark Anderson|
|2010||Jason Gore (268) -- Scott Gutschewski, Kevin Kisner|
|2009||Chad Collins (274) -- Won Joon Lee, Brian Smock, Justin Smith|
|2008||*D.A. Points (272) -- Matt Bettencourt|
|2007||Marc Turnesa (269) -- David Mathis, Jon Mills|
|2006||Bryce Molder (270) -- Boo Weekley|
|2005||Tournament was canceled due to threat of Hurricane Wilma|
|2004||D.J. Trahan (268) -- Nick Watney|
|2003||Craig Bowden (270) -- Chris Couch|
|Top Contenders in the Field|
|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
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