CNN/SI has an article on five Q School graduates who will have an impact on the PGA Tour in 2006: Q School medalist John Holmes, veterans D.A. Points and Hunter Mahan, John Engler and Bill Haas.
Haas is an interesting case. He made 13 of 16 cuts on the Tour, even though he wasn’t a member. He just missed qualifying last year at Q school and also just missed a promotion from the Nationwide on the basis of earnings.
Haas has shown some maturity since he had a bit of a tantrum after just mising at last year’s Q school: “If I can get seven starts (sponsor’s exemptions), I’ll play on tour,’’ he said. “I don’t like the Nationwide Tour. I’d much rather play on the PGA Tour.’‘
I’m hoping that one of these young guys—or some of the young guys already out there, such as Ryan Moore—can catch on fire this next year. I think that the Tour has become a bit staid, and is due for some excitement.