If I cared enough about the Web.com Tour Finals, I could explain how an exempt PGA Tour player can show up to audition a new caddy and shake off the rust as others are playing for the livelihood.
But this Q-School playoff replacement does allow for such a thing and D.A. Points tried to play this week's Super Bowl of the Web.com Tour, only to feel the heat from his peers about playing.
Rex Hoggard reports.
“I thought unless I finish in the top 4 or 5 it wouldn’t make a difference [with the final money list], but then guys were on me about it,” Points said. “I understand that and that’s not why I’m here. I’ve got a lot of friends who are playing in this. I’m not here to keep anybody from getting a job.”
Points is not the first exempt Tour player to participate in the Finals. Ben Curtis played the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship last year but since that was the third Finals event, and he missed the cut, it went virtually unnoticed.
Given the level of concern Points’ start caused this week it seems possible the tour will address the issue in the future.