Web.com championship off due to Matthew

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The final event for players to earn PGA Tour cards was canceled Wednesday because of Hurricane Matthew, cutting short the four-tournament qualifying series and cost one hard-luck player his card by $392.

The Web.com Tour Championship was to start Thursday at Atlantic Beach Country Club.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry ordered an evacuation for the beaches near Jacksonville, including Atlantic Beach, and the PGA Tour felt it had little choice but to scratch the tournament so everyone could get out of town.