2005 Nationwide Tour graduates

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This is a list of players who graduated from the Nationwide Tour in 2005. The top 21 players on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2005 earned their PGA Tour card for 2006.

2005 Nationwide Tour 2006 PGA Tour
Player Money list
rank
Earnings ($) Starts Cuts
made
Best
finish
Money list
rank
Earnings ($)
United States Troy Matteson* 1 495,009 32 18 Win 36 1,778,597
United States Jason Gore# 2 356,579 29 14 T7 118 717,005
United States Chris Couch 3 337,205 27 10 Win 66 1,356,731
Australia Steven Bowditch* 4 333,329 22 2 76 256 11,160
Canada Jon Mills* 5 325,806 27 6 T42 227 65,494
United States Jerry Smith 6 267,757 29 17 5 137 568,213
United States David Branshaw 7 266,724 29 20 T4 119 706,346
United States Shane Bertsch 8 263,373 34 19 T7 123 697,059
Australia Mathew Goggin 9 260,090 26 10 T2 86 1,076,142
United States Kris Cox 10 257,352 28 12 T3 148 517,836
Australia David McKenzie* 11 253,174 28 12 7 160 425,228
United States Roger Tambellini 12 248,975 25 7 T21 212 116,685
Colombia Camilo Villegas* 13 233,218 29 18 T2 (twice) 38 1,742,112
Australia Greg Chalmers 14 233,063 28 8 T32 (twice) 203 151,265
United States Jason Schultz* 15 230,407 28 10 T24 204 147,424
United States Eric Axley* 16 227,997 29 16 Win 73 1,274,580
United States Vance Veazey 17 227,635 20 10 T23 191 207,077
Australia Nathan Green* 18 217,272 30 24 T2 41 1,700,803
United States Charley Hoffman* 19 212,322 29 21 T5 82 1,115,193
United States Jeff Gove 20 210,674 29 16 T6 107 793,477
United States Bubba Watson* 21 202,437 27 15 T3 90 1,019,264

*PGA Tour rookie for 2006.
#Gore received a battlefield promotion to the PGA Tour in 2005 by winning three tournaments on the Nationwide Tour in 2005. On the PGA Tour in 2005, he played in 8 tournaments, making 6 cuts and winning the 84 Lumber Classic.
T = Tied
Green background indicates the player retained his PGA Tour card for 2007 (won or finished inside the top 125).
Yellow background indicates the player did not retain his PGA Tour card for 2007, but retained conditional status (finished between 126–150).
Red background indicates the player did not retain his PGA Tour card for 2007 (finished outside the top 150).

Winners on the PGA Tour in 2006[edit]

No. Date Player Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Apr 30 United States Chris Couch Zurich Classic of New Orleans −19 (70-70-68-65=269) 1 stroke United States Fred Funk, United States Charles Howell III
2 Sep 24 United States Eric Axley Valero Texas Open −15 (68-63-63-71=265) 3 strokes United States Anthony Kim, England Justin Rose,
United States Dean Wilson
3 Oct 15 United States Troy Matteson Frys.com Open −22 (67-65-64-69=265) 1 stroke Sweden Daniel Chopra, United States Ben Crane

Runners-up on the PGA Tour in 2006[edit]

No. Date Player Tournament Winner Winning score Runner-up score
1 Jan 29 Australia Nathan Green
lost in three-man playoff
Buick Invitational United States Tiger Woods −10 (71-68-67-72=278) −10 (67-70-69-72=278)
2 Feb 5 Colombia Camilo Villegas FBR Open United States J. B. Holmes −21 (68-64-65-66=263) −14 (68-67-66-69=270)
3 Mar 5 Colombia Camilo Villegas Ford Championship at Doral United States Tiger Woods −20 (64-67-68-69=268) −19 (65-66-71-67=269)
4 Jul 9 Australia Mathew Goggin Cialis Western Open South Africa Trevor Immelman −13 (69-66-69-67=271) −11 (69-69-66-69=273)
5 Oct 22 United States Troy Matteson FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort United States Joe Durant −25 (69-65-64-65=263) −21 (67-65-65-70=267)

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