Here are the four golfers who advanced into the Shell Houston Open field through Monday qualifying:
Steve Allan, Scottsdale, Ariz., 65
Craig Kanada, The Woodlands, 66
Andrew Parr, Reston, Va., 66
Tripp Isenhour, Orlando, Fla., 66
This is a good example of how difficult it is to play your way into a PGA Tour event through Monday qualifying. (And the fact that - unless you have PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour status - you must first get through a qualifier to get into the Monday qualifier). Not only are you competing against experienced Tour players, but then you have to go low against them, too.
Among the recognizable names who failed to qualify were Neal Lancaster, Robert Gamez, Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, Jeff Gove, Brad Elder, Lee Janzen, Ted Purdy, Skip Kendall, Ryan Palmer, Guy Boros, Kris Cox and David Gossett.