You can play in any tournament as an amateur, you just can't take money... Phil won the tucson open as an ASU junior( i think..).. Scott Verplank almost won the Western open as an am... When Phil won the Tucson tournament i asked him if he considered turning pro and taking the money.. He got a funny smile on his face and said " yes, i did"...\n\n\nI have golfed since the mid-'60s, watched & attended many tournaments and have seen (a) next to the names of the amateur players and it never entered my mind when I typed that post. I'm gonna say it's because I was on my first cup of coffee. Yeah, that's it. DOH!