ABC News has an interesting article on how winning on the Nationwide Tour actually can hurt your rankings:
Wipe out the 15 times Ogilvie played on the Nationwide Tour the final five months of the 2003 season, and he would be No. 36 in the world. Do the same for Purdy, who has 19 Nationwide events on his ranking record, and he would move up to No. 40.
“I wish they wouldn’t give the Nationwide Tour any points,” Purdy said Tuesday. “Because it kills us when we start making (PGA Tour) points. It’s like a sophomore curse.”