It rarely happens that the alternative list for a PGA Tour event generates so much drama, but that was the case this week at AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, because players from across the country and even beyond tried to visit the Monterey Peninsula. clamber. .
By the San Francisco Chronicle, Jonathan Byrd was on his way to the Jacksonville, Fla. Airport, to take a flight to the Panama Championship of Web.com Tour when he realized he had forgotten his passport. It was a happy break when he found out that he had cracked the field at Pebble Beach, where he opened with a 3-under-69 Thursday.
Parker McLachlin had already arrived in Panama when he discovered that he was in the PGA Tour field. He also reached Pebble, although he had packed himself for a clearly warmer climate.
Unlike Byrd and McLachlin, Tommy Gainey was not so lucky. Already in the alternative list – there we come in a second – Gainey scribbled on Wednesday to fly through the country after Jason Bohn retired, but only his clubs would make it San Francisco.
These are just three examples of players who have successfully – or without success – found their way in the field of this week's alternative list. But how far did the PGA Tour go in the list? With the Web.com Tour in Panama and the PGA Tour Champions in Florida this week, quite far.
Twenty-seven substitutes, of which the 27th was Gainey, who was replaced by John Rollins, who shot 1 last Thursday.