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The Web.com Tour Championship at Sawgrass next week (Valley Course) is the final event of the four-tournament series.

The top 25 players from the Web.com Tour money list already have their cards and are playing for a priority ranking. The other 25 are based on the money list from the four tournaments. Ishikawa is sixth on that list, making him a mathematical lock.

Everyone down to Hudson Swofford can’t fall out in the race for the open 25 cards. Heath Slocum and Sean O’Hair are close.

The replacement for Q-school seems to be working well for its first year. One of the curiosities about this Web.com Tour Finals was whether it would favor the players from Nos. 126-200 in the FedEx Cup or the players from Nos. 26 to 75 on the Web.com money list.

Going into the last event, the PGA Tour players have a 15-10 lead in the race for those 25 open cards.

Steve Wheatcroft is holding down the 25th spot, just $1,583 ahead of Bhavik Patel of the Web.com Tour. Among those PGA Tour players in jeopardy of not getting a card are three former Ryder Cup players _ Robert Karlsson ($12,955 out of the 25th spot), Chad Campbell ($20,755 behind) and Chris DiMarco ($20,950 behind).

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SHINNECOCK SCOTT: Adam Scott had a record-setting score last week, just not at the BMW Championship.

On his way to Chicago, the Masters champion played a casual round at Shinnecock Hills and wound up setting the course record with a 63. Scott played the red tees, which are the tips on the Long Island course. He made a 12-foot putt on the last hole to beat by one the record set by Raymond Floyd during a recreational round in 1996.

“It’s pretty cool,” Scott said. “The members got pretty excited when I came off the course, and it’s one of the best tracks in the world, for sure. No one has ever shot that score in over 100 years off the tees I played. So that’s a pretty neat thing.”

Shinnecock Hills is one of the five founding clubs of the U.S. Golf Association. Scott had rounds of 75-75 to miss the cut when the U.S. Open was held there in 2004. It returns to Shinnecock in 2018.

“It was a really fun day, and I felt a little sense of achievement, absolutely _ especially beating Raymond Floyd,” he said. “It’s added to a really good year.”

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DIVOTS: Steve Stricker says his practice amounts to playing golf during the summer in Wisconsin. In the winter? That’s a different story. “I enjoy practicing because it’s all I can do,” he said. … Mike Scanlan is leaving the LPGA Tour as its media director to become communications director for IMG in North America. … The AT&T National began in 2007 as a new tournament built around the Fourth of July in the nation’s capital. That’s no longer the case. The tournament hosted by Tiger Woods now has moved earlier, and that Fourth of July date now belongs to The Greenbrier Classic. … Dating to the Canadian Woman’s Open last year, 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko would have earned just short of $1.2 million. … Five players from PGA Tour Canada have earned Web.com Tour cards for next season _ Mackenzie Hughes, Riley Wheeldon, Mark Hubbard, Hugo Leon and Wil Collins.

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