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Comment from: Ron Keener [Visitor]
Mr McKnight would be the first to tell you he didn't get screwed, he got beat out by what was possibly one of the gutsiest performances in the history of the Champions Tour. Maybe the stupidest too. You see, the guy that posted the 31 on the back nine in San Antonio played thru what some suspect may have been a heart attack, at very least, heart palputations so severe that it would have fallen most people.
And the rules weren't changed or altered, the qualifier was always the top 30 money winners, not point winners that gain access to the next year full exemption and an invite to the Schwab Cup in Sonoma, where the points are then used to give out a prize by the sponsor. RW Eaks deserved what he worked so hard for over the years and if he figures out how to "win", the Champions tour will see one of the most dominate players in golf that it has seen in years. His peers all say, he may have more raw talent than has been seen in years; god help them all if he learns how to harness it!
And coming from a fellow Hawkeye, good luck to Lonnie in the years to come. Nothing more fun than to be in the crowd as he walks by and yell GO HAWKS and see his aknowledgement.
10/29/05 @ 21:51
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
REGARDING THE LISTS: First, thanks for the elaboration. My point is not that Tom McKnight failed to finish in the top 30 of the money list. After all, some dude named Dryden just lost his tour card in Europe by less than 600 pounds. Those things happen. I'm just not content with the Schwab Cup and Tour Money List not alligning. If McKnight is 28th on the Schwab Cup list, but cannot play in the season-ender, he's going to lose money to someone like, say, my old pro, Lonnie Nielsen. Lonnie came in 34th on the Schwab Cup, six slots behind McKnight. Guess where he will be after double points this week?
10/30/05 @ 11:43
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email

How cannot you not like a guy with the nickname "the black hole"? R.W. did what he had to do. Call him gutsy, insane, or fluffy, it doesn't much matter. He took McKnight's spot away in the top 30 on the Money List, and that's competition. Haas did the same thing with his performance over the last month. McKnight should get buy next year on q-school, sponsor's exemptions and good play. My old pro, Lonnie Nielsen, was 34th or so last year, did not improve his position in q-school last November, yet made enough this year for a full exemption next year.
10/30/05 @ 11:46

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