As of this early writing, Frank Licklighter leads the PGA Tour’s annual qualifying tournament—strangely known as Q “School.” What makes this tournament so compelling is that the participants are playing not for money, but for their very livelihood. The Top 30 finishers at Q School receive their “Tour Cards,” which qualifies them to play in PGA Tour events.
The “School” actually is a series of three eliminating tournaments. The top finishers in each of the first two rounds go on to the next. Those who fail to make the cut must return to the mini-tours, or whatever they were doing before trying out.
The third stage consists of SIX rounds of golf. Players who finish outside the top 30 get either full or conditional status on the Nationwide Tour.
It’s an event full of drama and often can be worth watching.
It’s on the Golf Channel:
Saturday 12/1 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Saturday 12/1 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET
Sunday 12/2 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Sunday 12/2 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET
Monday 12/3 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Monday 12/3 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET