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"Tough tracks like PGA National, which produce high scores and wild action, should be used every week, but players would complain because they don't like to look bad."
playoff win at the Honda Classic marked the 200th PGA Tour victory by a
Nationwide alumnus, but it isn't the only new entry in the records of golf's
minor league. On Feb. 23, Ben Bates, 45, made the cut at the HSBC New Zealand
PGA Championship, the 193rd time he had finished in the money, a feat that
pushed him past Steve Haskins for the record of most cuts made on the
Nationwide tour. If Bates, who's playing in his 15th season on the Nationwide
(he played on the PGA Tour from 1998 to 2001), tees it up in 40 more events, he
will also break Haskins's record for the most career starts (370) on that tour.
In honor of both Wilson and Bates, here's a peek at other notable achievements
listed in the Nationwide tour record book.