No one needs to be reminded that this is the final Q-School that will offer PGA Tour cards. That fact has been noted innumerable times. What is worth mentioning is that many players who normally would skip this 108-hole event are trying to take one more shot at Tour status, giving this year's Q-School one of the strongest fields in the event's history.
Four players in the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking are here, more than were in the final PGA Tour event of the season. This year's Q-School features a strong international contingent, as well as the usual mix of promising prospects and past PGA Tour winners.
Play get under way Wednesday at PGA West, with more than 170 players competing for 25 PGA Tour cards. Here are Five Things to watch for:
1. International affair
This year's Q-School features four players ranked in the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (No. 33), Alex Noren (51), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (53) and Marcus ...