PGA Tour will eliminate Q-School

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The PGA Tour has pulled the plug on nearly 50 years of Q-school as a way to get to the big leagues.

In a massive overhaul of its structure and season, the tour's policy board approved starting the official season in October and making the Nationwide Tour the primary path to getting a PGA Tour card.

Still to be decided are the details.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said Tuesday his staff still has not decided how to combine Nationwide Tour players with the PGA Tour players who fail to keep their cards. They will play a three-tournament series with 50 cards at stake.

Finchem says Q-school still will be held, but it would only offer Nationwide Tour cards.