I was honored and privileged to announce recently that I have joined Rotowire as a twice monthly golf columnist, focusing on the guys fighting for their jobs on-or-around the PGA Tour’s reshuffle list. Here’s my first piece:
Welcome to the Reshuffle List. This twice-monthly column will look at how some of the PGA Tour’s youngest players (and occasionally some old veterans) are doing in their fight to maintain their PGA Tour cards.
A “Reshuffle List” primer before we begin:
Twenty-five golfers earn PGA Tour cards every year through qualifying school (Q-school), while another 25 get them through the developmental Nationwide Tour (golf’s version of Triple-A).
Those golfers – minus the Nationwide Tour’s leading money winner, who is exempted (J.J. Killeen in 2011) – are listed in order of finish alternating between the Nationwide Tour money list and Q-school on what is called the “Reshuffle List.”
The Reshuffle List sets the priority for which of these 49 golfers play in PGA Tour events.