With the 25th Price Cutter Charity Championship scheduled Aug. 13-16 at Highland Springs Country Club, we’ll post weekly updates as the Web.com Tour makes its way to Springfield.
By the Numbers
13: Weeks until the PCCC’s first scheduled shot off the tee boxes
1,002,862: Amount, in dollars, the PCCC raised for local charities last year, a record
11,906,691: Amount, in dollars, raised in past 25 years
160,102: Amount, in dollars, of the Web.com Tour’s leading money winner, Indiana native Patrick Rodgers
Mizzou Tiger Wins in Brazil
Former University of Missouri standout Peter Malnati had his wife, Alicia, caddying for him over the weekend. Good decision.
The 27-year-old Indiana native failed to retain his PGA Tour card in 2014, but he’s already bounced back by winning the Brasil Champions presented by the MSBC at the Sao Paulo Golf Club. On Sunday, he fired a 5-under 66, earning a $153,000 check and moving to No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list after four weeks.
His final day covered four bogeys with nine birdies, including three in a row. Overall, he sank a tournament-best 30 birdies – an encouraging sign considering Malnati made only five cuts in 18 starts last year, after earning his PGA Tour card through the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season.
By the way, Malnati bogeyed his first hole Sunday and briefly fell out of the lead. “I told Alicia that we have to stay focused and play one shot at a time,” he told the Web.com Tour and finished 22-under par 262.
For more on his story, read here: http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/news/2015/03/16/champion-rewind-peter-malnati.html
Last Year’s PCCC Champion
Everybody probably remembers the improbable finish to last year’s PCCC, when Cameron Percy leapfrogged Michael Kim on the 18th hole to take top honors. Percy earned a PGA Tour card for the victory. He currently ranks 173rd on the PGA Tour after playing in 10 events, making cuts in half the tournaments.
Speaking of Kim
The South Korean has regrouped from last August’s disappointment at the PCCC, where he mistakenly picked up his ball in the rough on No. 18. In turn, he got docked a penalty stroke that ultimately cost him the lead and the tournament win. Kim currently ranks 42nd on the Web.com Tour money list and finished 12-under par 272 in Brazil.
After Basil, the Web.com Tour heads 1,600 miles southwest to Santiago, Chile for the Chile Classic this weekend at Club de Golf Mapocho, the last stop for the Tour in South America.