Tracking sponsors' exemptions for 2011 PGA Tour season

Wednesday March 16th, 2011

Can you make a living on the PGA Tour without having any official status? Some players have little choice but to try, and I've been tracking their progress. Brad Faxon is the leader in sponsors' exemptions with four, but he hasn't made a cut. John Daly scored his third invite courtesy of the Transitions Championship this week, but he has won a grand total of $12,006 this year. John Cook has done the most with the fewest chances, finishing third at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to win a cool $251,600. On the list of Monday qualifiers, Jason Gore remains the only player who has successfully played his way into two events, but he hasn't done much with his chances, winning less than $11,000.Here are the X-Men standings for 2011: Sponsor's exemptions standings4 - Brad Faxon3 - John Daly3 - Scott McCarron3 - Joe Ogilvie2 - Joseph Bramlett2 - Brett Quigley2 - Sam Saunders2 - Peter Tomasulo2 - Duffy WaldorfMoney won by players' competing on an exemption (through Puerto Rico Open)$251,600 - John Cook $222,650 - Gary Woodland$177,375 - Shigeki Maruyama$126,680 - Joe Ogilvie$97,650 - Sam Saunders$82,650 - Justin Hicks$35,462 - Lee Westwood$34,965 - Brett Quigley$33,250 - Jason Gore$31,156 - Peter TomasuloMoney won by Monday qualifiers (through Puerto Rico)$54,987 - Frank Lickliter$51,837 - Erik Compton$34,925 - John Merrick$17,356 - Josh Broadaway$13,542 - Troy Kelly$11,261 - Sal Spallone$10,788 - Jason Gore

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