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November 05, 2008

Matt Bettencourt - $447,863Age: 33Was outside the top 50 on the tour money list until winning the Oregon Classic in Septemper. Won the Tour Championship despite suffering from kidney stones one day before the tournament began.Matt Bettencourt - $447,863Age: 33Was outside the top 50 on the tour money list until winning the Oregon Classic in Septemper. Won the Tour Championship despite suffering from kidney stones one day before the tournament began.

Brendon de Jonge - $437,035Age: 28Won the Xerox Classic in August and took the money lead the following week with a T-2 in Northeast Pennsylvania Classic. Fell to second in earnings after a T-11 at the Tour Championship.Brendon de Jonge - $437,035Age: 28Won the Xerox Classic in August and took the money lead the following week with a T-2 in Northeast Pennsylvania Classic. Fell to second in earnings after a T-11 at the Tour Championship.

Jeff Klauk - $407,418Age: 30Son of Fred Klauk, former superintendent at TPC Sawgrass. Never fell below 12th on Nationwide money list in 2008 after opening the season with a T-2 in Panama Movistar Championship.Jeff Klauk - $407,418Age: 30Son of Fred Klauk, former superintendent at TPC Sawgrass. Never fell below 12th on Nationwide money list in 2008 after opening the season with a T-2 in Panama Movistar Championship.

Jarrod Lyle - $382,738Age: 27Suffered from acute myeloid leukemia at 17, but persevered to join PGA Tour in 2007 and will return in 2009. Was T-48 in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.Jarrod Lyle - $382,738Age: 27Suffered from acute myeloid leukemia at 17, but persevered to join PGA Tour in 2007 and will return in 2009. Was T-48 in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Bill Lunde - $341,446Age: 32Winner of 1998 NCAA title while at UNLV, secured his tour card by winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in July.Bill Lunde - $341,446Age: 32Winner of 1998 NCAA title while at UNLV, secured his tour card by winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in July.

Colt Knost - $329,509Age: 23Turned down berth in three majors by turning pro late in 2007. Qualified for Nationwide Tour out of Q-school and won Fort Smith Classic in May in his sixth start.Colt Knost - $329,509Age: 23Turned down berth in three majors by turning pro late in 2007. Qualified for Nationwide Tour out of Q-school and won Fort Smith Classic in May in his sixth start.

Darron Stiles - $324,627Age: 35Veteran of more than 200 Nationwide Tour events from 1997 to the present was 10th on tour in putts per round in 2008.Darron Stiles - $324,627Age: 35Veteran of more than 200 Nationwide Tour events from 1997 to the present was 10th on tour in putts per round in 2008.

8.Greg Chalmers - $321,930Age: 35Australian lefty played more than 200 events on the PGA Tour from 1999-2006. Finished T-4 in 2000 PGA Championship.8.Greg Chalmers - $321,930Age: 35Australian lefty played more than 200 events on the PGA Tour from 1999-2006. Finished T-4 in 2000 PGA Championship.

Scott Piercy - $320,187Age: 30Nationwide Tour rookie in 2008, he won the Ultimate Game tournament in 2006 to take home first prize of $2 million on his fifth wedding anniversary.Scott Piercy - $320,187Age: 30Nationwide Tour rookie in 2008, he won the Ultimate Game tournament in 2006 to take home first prize of $2 million on his fifth wedding anniversary.

Greg Owen - $309,805Age: 36Englishman returns to the PGA Tour after leading the Nationwide Tour in scoring average (69.58) birdies per round (4.19), sand save percentage (61.33), total driving and all-around rank.Greg Owen - $309,805Age: 36Englishman returns to the PGA Tour after leading the Nationwide Tour in scoring average (69.58) birdies per round (4.19), sand save percentage (61.33), total driving and all-around rank.

Peter Tomasulo - $296,704Age: 27A long hitter, who was third on tour in total driving. He missed the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the U.S. Open in 2008.Peter Tomasulo - $296,704Age: 27A long hitter, who was third on tour in total driving. He missed the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the U.S. Open in 2008.

Rick Price - $284,922Age: 40Veteran Nationwide Tour grinder has played two PGA Tour events in his career, missing the cut at the 1990 Hardee's Classic and the 1991 U.S. Open.Rick Price - $284,922Age: 40Veteran Nationwide Tour grinder has played two PGA Tour events in his career, missing the cut at the 1990 Hardee's Classic and the 1991 U.S. Open.

Kris Blanks - $280,588Age: 36Secured his PGA Tour card by moving from 31st to fifth on the money list after winning the Bank of America Open in June. Has never played on the PGA Tour.Kris Blanks - $280,588Age: 36Secured his PGA Tour card by moving from 31st to fifth on the money list after winning the Bank of America Open in June. Has never played on the PGA Tour.

David Mathis - $276,412Age: 34A three-year Nationwide Tour veteran. Winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am and finishing second at the Melwood Prince George's County Open in consecutive weeks in May secured his card.David Mathis - $276,412Age: 34A three-year Nationwide Tour veteran. Winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am and finishing second at the Melwood Prince George's County Open in consecutive weeks in May secured his card.

Casey Wittenberg - $271,919Age: 23The former Walker Cup player and U.S. Amateur runner-up, finished T-13 at the 2004 Masters as an amateur. Graduated to the PGA Tour after one year on the Nationwide circuit.Casey Wittenberg - $271,919Age: 23The former Walker Cup player and U.S. Amateur runner-up, finished T-13 at the 2004 Masters as an amateur. Graduated to the PGA Tour after one year on the Nationwide circuit.

D.A. Points - $266,696Age: 31Runner-up in Nationwide Tour earnings in 2004, he spent the following two years on the PGA Tour, finishing 161st and 162nd on the money list.D.A. Points - $266,696Age: 31Runner-up in Nationwide Tour earnings in 2004, he spent the following two years on the PGA Tour, finishing 161st and 162nd on the money list.

Arjun Atwal - $259,186Age: 35Returns to the PGA Tour, where he played from 2004-07. Won the Chattanooga Classic in a playoff in October to climb from 34th to 15th in earnings. Shot a tour-best, second-round 60 that week.Arjun Atwal - $259,186Age: 35Returns to the PGA Tour, where he played from 2004-07. Won the Chattanooga Classic in a playoff in October to climb from 34th to 15th in earnings. Shot a tour-best, second-round 60 that week.

Aron Price - $249,144Age: 26Won Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship after finishing second there in 2007. He has played in the Tour Championship in all three of his years on the Nationwide Tour, finally qualifying for the big tour after a T-16 last week.Aron Price - $249,144Age: 26Won Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship after finishing second there in 2007. He has played in the Tour Championship in all three of his years on the Nationwide Tour, finally qualifying for the big tour after a T-16 last week.

T-19. Marc Leishman - $244,224Age: 25Went from 56th to 19th in earnings by winning the WNB Golf Classic in October. Shot subpar scores in 14 of his last 17 rounds, including all four during T-7 at the Tour Championship.T-19. Marc Leishman - $244,224Age: 25Went from 56th to 19th in earnings by winning the WNB Golf Classic in October. Shot subpar scores in 14 of his last 17 rounds, including all four during T-7 at the Tour Championship.

T-19. Brendon Todd - $244,224Age: 23Finished fourth on tour in scoring average (69.80) and T-4 in putts per GIR (1.743). Played only one Nationwide Tour event before this year and has never played on the PGA Tour.T-19. Brendon Todd - $244,224Age: 23Finished fourth on tour in scoring average (69.80) and T-4 in putts per GIR (1.743). Played only one Nationwide Tour event before this year and has never played on the PGA Tour.

Scott Gutschewski - $238,215Age: 32On the bubble entering Tour Championship, he shot four subpar rounds at TPC Craig Ranch to finish T-9 and climb from 24th to 21st in earnings. Member of the PGA Tour from 2005-2007.Scott Gutschewski - $238,215Age: 32On the bubble entering Tour Championship, he shot four subpar rounds at TPC Craig Ranch to finish T-9 and climb from 24th to 21st in earnings. Member of the PGA Tour from 2005-2007.

Spencer Levin - $236,185Age: 24Finished in the top 20 in six of his last seven starts to secure a tour card. Was T-14 at 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, recording his first hole-in-one with a 8-iron on the 17th hole in the first round.Spencer Levin - $236,185Age: 24Finished in the top 20 in six of his last seven starts to secure a tour card. Was T-14 at 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, recording his first hole-in-one with a 8-iron on the 17th hole in the first round.

Bryce Molder - $234,651Age: 29The only player to jump into the top 25 in earnings last week, going from 32nd to 23th , after finishing T-3 at Craig Ranch despite making bogey on the 70th and 71st holes.Bryce Molder - $234,651Age: 29The only player to jump into the top 25 in earnings last week, going from 32nd to 23th , after finishing T-3 at Craig Ranch despite making bogey on the 70th and 71st holes.

Matt Weibring - $228,155Age: 28D.A.'s son finished in the top 10 on tour in birdie average and greens in regulation and was third in all-around ranking.Matt Weibring - $228,155Age: 28D.A.'s son finished in the top 10 on tour in birdie average and greens in regulation and was third in all-around ranking.

Ricky Barnes - $213,902Age: 27Missed receiving his PGA Tour card by $6,137 in 2007 and was on the bubble again in 2008, eventually finishing 25th, $3,582 ahead of David Branshaw.Ricky Barnes - $213,902Age: 27Missed receiving his PGA Tour card by $6,137 in 2007 and was on the bubble again in 2008, eventually finishing 25th, $3,582 ahead of David Branshaw.

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