‘‘If you finish 126th and don’t go to tour school, you’re 50 people behind the guy that’s 125th on the money list,’’ Maggert said. ‘‘You've put 50 guys ahead of you fighting for spots to get into a tournament. And if you don’t get any starts until two or three months into the season, with a short season you’re pretty far behind.’’
A year ago, Roland Thatcher missed the cut at Disney and lost his card by $1,695. Thatcher played out of the No. 126-150 category this year and got into 20 events, a number that figures to shrink next year. D.J. Trahan finished 125th on the money list and played 26 times.
Disney bills itself as the ‘‘happiest place on earth.’’ There were plenty of long faces on the practice green, which was quiet even for a Tuesday.