1997 Nike Tour
The 1997 Nike Tour season was the eighth season of the Nike Tour, the PGA Tour's official developmental tour, now known as the Web.com Tour. The top fifteen players on the final money list earned PGA Tour cards for 1998.
The season ran from January 30 to October 19 and consisted of 29 events. All of the tournament names began with "Nike", e. g. "Nike Lakeland Classic"; this is eliminated here for brevity.
A policy was enacted before the season to immediately promote to the PGA Tour any player who won three times in a Nike Tour season. With his win at the Omaha Classic, Chris Smith became the first golfer to earn a three-win promotion.
|1||Chris Smith||United States||225,201|
|2||Mark Carnevale||United States||184,997|
|3||Chris DiMarco||United States||135,513|
|4||Steve Flesch||United States||133,190|
|6||Barry Cheesman||United States||120,033|
|7||J. L. Lewis||United States||119,829|
|8||Brian Kamm||United States||118,005|
|9||R. W. Eaks||United States||117,665|
- "Web.com Tour chronology". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
- "Web.com Tour past players gaining exempt PGA Tour status". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
- "1997 Nike Tour money list". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2016.