Race For The Money Title

Update: Donald says he will indeed play at the Disney.

In most years, the PGA Tour’s Fall Series doesn’t garner much attention attention; this season has been an exception. First, there was the Tiger Woods guest appearance at the Frys.Com Open (and the less said about that, the better). Now, it appears that there’s a brewing battle for the PGA Tour’s money title.

In entering this week’s McGladrey classic, Simpson has made clear his intention to seize the ring. Simpson trails current money leader Luke Donald by just $68,971. He’ll put himself in first place with a finish of 15 or better.

The money title is important to Simpson: While he has a three year exemption for this year’s victories at the Wyndham Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship, a money title means a five year pass.

Donald, on the other hand, has the chance to do something historic: pick up the money title on both the PGA and European Tours. (Tiger has actually done this six times, but it’s not official since he was never a member of the European Tour).

For his part, Donald had suggested he might add the Disney if Simpson passes him this weekend.

“Maybe I’ll be tempted,’’ Donald said recently at the Dunhill Links. “I could play Disney. Take my daughter to Disney World. I don’t know how important it is to Webb, but for someone who this time last year was struggling to keep his card that might be very appealing.’‘

A fight is brewing, and it’s a shot in the arm that the Tour needs.

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1 thought on “Race For The Money Title”

  1. Interesting discussion on the merits of the Fall Series. Will be very interesting to see what Donald does if Simpson continues his great start, but ‘maybe I’ll be tempted’ is not the attitude I would expect with so much at stake. But is there much at stake, or has the Fed-Ex Cup taken care of that? I think you would be very interested to read my article of the Fed-Ex Cup, check it out at http://www.thegolfdebate.wordpress.com.

    Hope all is well!



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