The new Chiquita Classic golf tournament, which will be played at the Club at Longview for the first time next week, is already making a big move.
The Web.com tour event will be part of the tour's new four-event playoff series beginning in 2013 which will determine which players earn PGA Tour privileges the following season.
The event will debut Sept. 27-30 at Longview and next year will move into its new role as part of a reorganized conclusion to the developmental tour's season.
“With the introduction of this new qualifying process and four Finals events in 2013, the Web.com Tour is about to embark on the most exciting era in its 23-year history,"PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.
“The Web.com Tour will clearly become the pathway to the PGA TOUR, with season-long performance serving as the benchmark for securing one’s TOUR card. The Web.com Tour season promises to end in a very heightened fashion next September and we are thrilled to include the Chiquita Classic as a Web.com Tour finals event.”