With GC's increased coverage of the developmental tour over the last year or so, it got me wondering what the major and minor differences are between the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour. I have looked for information on the web and on this forum, but haven't seem to find any of the info I was seeking, so if any of y'all can provide some insight that would be greatly appreciated.
I have seen some of the guys on the Web.com tour post scores in the low 60s multiple times and the winners of some of their events finish 15+ under par. Do these guys not have the consistency to make it long term on the marquee tour or do they just need to pay their dues by going through the progression the PGA has set out? I know the Web.com tour players are not of the caliber of say the top 50 (i.e., Sergio, Els, Reed, Simpson, Na, etc. that aren't "elite" but seem to be contending more than not), but it seems some of them are indistinguishable from guys 100-150 in the FedEx standings.
OR are there major differences in the level of golf courses and set ups that the Web.com tour can secure as venues? Maybe those hole locations throughout the week are cut more in the middle of the green instead of 8 yards from the left and 7 yards from the back that we are used to seeing on the PGA Tour, the length of the overall courses aren't as long, or the overall courses are not even comparable for the two different tours, etc.? I don't expect the Pinehurst No. 2, Oakmont, and Pebble Beach's of the tour to compare with Web.com tour events, but more likeTPC Deer Run, Shell Houston Open venue, and other courses where every year the winner seems to shoot -20 at least.