Yesterday the best reality show on television wrapped up for the season. No I’m not talking about “The Amazing Race” or “Survivor”. Although, this show certainly has a Survivor-esque feel to it. I’m talking about the 2010 PGA Tour Q-school. The final stage, which featured 6 rounds of drama filled golf on two courses, is the end of a long road for some. In the end there were 29 bright smiling faces, and most likely 29 big sighs of relief to have made it through the most grueling test in golf.
Among the graduates there are a handful of familiar faces, but more new names and faces that will be teeing it up on the big stage in 2011. Taking medalist honors was 44 year old Tour journeyman Billy Mayfair, who is a 5-time winner on the PGA Tour and hasn’t been back to Q-school in 22 years. Other familiar names include Boston native James Driscoll who would have had no status on the PGA Tour if he didn’t make it through the final stage, and Paul Stankowski who hasn’t been fully exempt on the PGA Tour since 2003.
There are a few names among the graduates that we’ll most likely be hearing a lot more from as well. Clemson teammates Ben Martin and Kyle Stanley, both 23 years old, who both seem to have the game to be able to make some noise in the coming years.
Here’s a complete list of the 29 graduates, some will fair well, but even more will be back to the reality show next year.
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