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For the fourth time since 1992, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit has a new sponsor: Effective immediately, the Nationwide tour is the Web.com tour. Next year the Web.com will supersede Q school as the main path to the PGA Tour. Here's a brief history.

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SPONSOR

HOGAN

NIKE

BUY.COM

NATIONWIDE

WEB.COM

YEARS

1990--92

1993--99

2000--02

2003--12

2012--

PGA TOUR CARDS AWARDED

5

1993: 10; '97: 15

15

2003: 20; '07: 25

Up to 50

FAMOUS ALUMNI

Tom Lehman Ernie Els

David Toms Jim Furyk

Chad Campbell Heath Slocum

Lucas Glover Zach Johnson

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HIGHLIGHTS

First John Daly sighting. Never returns after winning '91 PGA

David Duval escapes to PGA Tour, where he's 11th on '95 money list

Tim Clark claims tour's first $100,000 payday at 2000 Boise Open

Jason Gore wins three straight in '05, shooting 59 in last

Check clears

NOTEWORTHY

Hogan's advice to first class of players: "Watch out for buses"

After 83 consecutive starts, Carl Paulson finally wins

Buy.com has financial problems, seeks out of contract, sues PGA Tour

Jerry Rice, 23 over after 27 holes, WDs from event he hosts

Ben Bates, tour leader with 410 starts, moves to senior tour

PHOTO

BETTMANN/CORBIS (HOGAN)

PHOTO

MATTHEW HARRIS (LEHMAN)

PHOTO

PGA TOUR (DUVAL)

PHOTO

DARREN CARROLL (CAMPBELL)

PHOTO

CHRIS CONDON/PGA TOUR (JOHNSON)

PHOTO

JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (RICE)