Who’s got their PGA Tour cards?

 

Who can snag what’s left?

That’s the issue that will be settled over the final 18 holes of the fourth and final leg of the Web.com Finals on Monday when the Web.com Tour Championship is decided at the Atlantic Beach Country Club. The first tee time is 8 a.m. and all Sunday and weekly tickets will be honored.

First things first: who’s already qualified for the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season that begins on Thursday with the Safeway?

The first group is the top-25 players on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list, who had the choice to play in the Finals to improve their priority status for the upcoming season.

Four didn’t enter the Tour Championship, Andrew Putnam, Aaron Wise, Talor Gooch and Beau Hossler.

Six missed the cut, Sam Ryder, Abraham Ancer, Stephan Jaeger, Ted Potter Jr., Xinjun Zhang and Brandon Harkins.

Five more decided to withdraw when the fourth round was rained out, Nate Lashley, Andrew Landry, Marty Dou, Adam Schenk and Kyle Thompson.

Remaining in the tournament for the Monday finish are earnings leader Brice Garnett, 2013 Tour Championship winner Chesson Hadley, Ben Silverman, Andrew Yun, Austin Cook, Conrad Shindler, Matt Atkins, Lanto Griffin, Ethan Tracy and Roberto Diaz.

The top-25 in Web.com Finals earnings also get their cards. The Web.com Tour projects that it will take $38,331 to make it, with Cameron Percy sitting on the No. 25 bubble with that amount.

By my count, 17 players have made enough in Finals money to rest easy, with eight cards up for grabs. Here are those players and their status in the Web.com Tour Championship:

1. Peter Uihlein, $185,864 (did not play).

2. Nicholas Lindheim ,$183,020 (withdrew).

3. Rob Oppenheim, $124,650 (T4th).

4. Ryan Armour, $118,206 (did not play).

5. Jonathan Randolph, $94,190 (withdrew).

6. Keith Mitchell, $66,050 (T12th).

7. Tom Lovelady, $58,000 (did not play).

8. Alex Cejka, $53,840 (did not play).

9. Troy Merritt, $53,675 (T37th).

10. Martin Piller, $51,000 (T47th).

11. Corey Conners, $45,115 (cut).

12. Brett Stegmaier, $43,760 (54th).

13. Tyler Duncan, $43,158

14. Denny McCarthy, $42,855 (T8th).

15. Bronson Burgoon, $42,812 (T4th).

16. Joel Dahmen, $41,943 (cut).

17. Seamus Power, $37,650 (T47th).

Power is short of the projected amount but only has to complete his round and sign a correct scorecard to make it. He needs $681 to reach $38,331 for 25th and will get $2,680 for finishing last.

Here’s where it gets interesting. There are 37 players left in the field with a mathematical chance of earning their Tour cards. Here are the contenders, in order of their status in the tournament in parentheses, and what solo place or higher they need to finish to reach $38,331:

Jonathan Byrd (1st), 7th.

Sam Saunders (2nd), 22nd.

Cameron Tringale (3rd), 9th.

Roberto Castro (7th), 8th.

Shawn Stefani (T8th), 9th.

Matt Jones (T12th), 9th.

Adam Long (T12th), 8th.

Anders Albertson (T16th), 5th.

Julian Etulain (T16th), 10th.

Matt Harmon (T16th), 19th.

Ryan Brehm (T20th), 6th.

Greg Owen (T20th), 8th.

Johnson Wagner (T20th), 5th.

Cameron Percy (T20th), 22nd.

Steve Wheatcroft (T27th), 24th.

Carlos Ortiz (T27th), 10th.

Scott Harrington (T27th), 8th.

Henrik Norlander (T27th), 6th.

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (T33rd), 7th.

Tom Hoge (T33rd), 18th.

Ben Kohles (T33rd), 15th.

Alex Prugh (T33rd), 18th.

Scott Langley (T37th), 18th.

D.H. Lee (T37th), 13th.

Sepp Straka (T37th), 9th.

Josh Teater (T37th), 6th.

Nicholas Thompson (T37th), 7th.

Blake Adams (T44th), 5th.

Chris Baker (T44th), 8th.

Chad Collins (T44th), 45th.

Brett Drewitt (T49th), 11th.

Spencer Levin (T49th), 8th.

Tag Ridings (T49th), 9th.

Ken Duke (T49th), 6th.

Ryo Ishikawa (53rd), 27th.

Casey Wittenberg (55th), 5th.

Dicky Pride (56th), 5th.

As can be seen, most of them have some serious work to do, on a day when wind is going to make the Atlantic Beach Country Club a lot tougher. Pride, for example, would match Saunders’ 59 in the first round and still not crack the top-five. But the possibility exists, so everyone has to play 18 holes and count the strokes before we know for sure.

Buckle up.