The dream for every golfer is make it to the PGA Tour. Prospective golfers hone their skills on various tours around the world to get the chance to make it to the United States.
The PGA Tour is holding its qualifying tournament this week at PGA West in La Quinta, California.
Only 25 of the 172-man field will earn a precious tour card for the 2013 season.
This will be the last PGA Q-School that will grant direct entrance to the PGA Tour. Beginning next year, players will need to earn their tour cards through membership on the Web.com Tour.
The rewards on the PGA Tour are great. The best courses, complimentary everything and huge sponsorship deals await the few that will make it.
It is an examination, not only of a player's game, but also of his determination, heart and mental toughness. It is one of the most demanding six rounds of golf that any golfer will ever endure.
PGA Q-School completed the fourth of six rounds on Saturday.
The field includes veteran tour players trying to get back to the big stage one more time and young players who may have plenty of talent, but the nerves and pressure of the moment overtake their ability, and they will be forced to put their dreams on hold.
The stories are many. Here are ten of the big names who have gone back to school and are trying to hang on one more year.