But for every PGA Tour star there are thousands of strong players whose game comes up just a hair short. The line of difference can be as minuscule as a wayward stroke here or a misaimed putt there.
"It's a difficult road, a rollercoaster ride of sorts, one with all kinds of thrills and obstacles along the way," said Langhorne native Christian Bartolacci, a Neshaminy High School and Temple University graduate and four-time letter winner. "It's a job, one which you only get paid if you perform. A tough outing and you are done for the week."