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10 From The Class Of '10

Our list of this year's Nationwide Tour grads to watch out for on the PGA Tour in 2011

Jamie Lovemark

Another Nationwide Tour season is in the books and for its top players, that means a date with the PGA Tour next year. Once again, the developmental tour will be sending 25 graduates to the big show. Stats show that only about 40 percent of these guys will keep their tour cards the following year, but that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of success stories as well. Jonathan Byrd's recent win at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals For Children Open was the 287th victory on the PGA Tour by a Nationwide Tour graduate. What players from this year's crop could potentially turn into household names in the future? Here's a look at 10 who we think are poised to break through.

Jamie Lovemark

Jamie Lovemark

The 22-year-old has been viewed as a can't-miss prospect since his collegiate days at USC. He won the 2007 NCAA Championship as a freshman and has Rickie Fowler-level talent. He nearly earned his PGA Tour card last year in just his fourth event as a pro when he and Fowler lost to Troy Matteson in a playoff at the Open. He dominated during what will probably wind up being his only season on the Nationwide Tour this year, picking up a win and earning $452,951 to eclipse Stewart Cink as the youngest leading money winner in tour history. As No. 1, he is fully exempt on the PGA Tour next year and receives an invite to the Players Championship.
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July 28, 2014

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