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Former Hoosier standout Steve Wheatcroft earns PGA Tour Card

November 18, 2009

Former Indiana University golfer Steve Wheatcroft had a big day on Sunday when he earned his 2010 PGA TOUR card. Wheatcroft was one of 25 Nationwide Tour players to secure their cards by finishing among the year's top-25 money winners.

The two-time All-Big Ten selection played at IU from 1998-2001. Wheatcroft finished 20th in Nationwide money list with eight top-25 showings.

Steve Wheatcroft

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Steve Wheatcroft

"To start the year as badly as I did and be able to come back and make it in the top-25 is exciting," said Wheatcroft. "I made some change about mid-way through the year, and changes are designed so you can get in contention and to be put under pressure like today. Had I not made those changes I wouldn't be here today. And they withstood the pressure of needing to place high."

Wheatcroft tied for third in the final Nationwide event of the year.

"Congratulations to these 25 wonderful players who will be joining the PGA TOUR in January," said Nationwide Tour president Bill Calfee. "This is the 20th year we have graduated a group of players to the PGA TOUR. We thank this group for the great golf and many exciting finishes they have given us on the Nationwide Tour this year. We look forward to following their progress on TOUR next year and watching them add to the successes and contributions of their fellow graduates Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, David Toms, Tom Lehman, Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover, among others."

Immediately after play fans were invited to join Tour officials, Nationwide Insurance representatives and Daniel Island personnel at the PGA TOUR Card Ceremony honoring "The 25."