T.J. Vogel qualified for the AT&T Byron Nelson on Monday, the fifth time he has Monday qualified for a TOUR event this season. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

T.J. Vogel qualified for the AT&T Byron Nelson on Monday, the fifth time he has Monday qualified for a TOUR event this season. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
T.J. Vogel qualified for the AT&T Byron Nelson on Monday, the fifth time he has Monday qualified for a TOUR event this season. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

DALLAS – It was mid-February and T.J. Vogel was about to reach his breaking point. Money was so tight that he had stopped looking at his bank account. He didn’t want to know how little he had left.

The previous summer, Vogel had made the cut in all 12 of his starts on PGA TOUR Canada-Mackenzie Tour, but the $42,373 in Canadian currency (approximately $33,000 U.S.) was now drying up. In the fall, he Monday qualified for The RSM Classic, making a birdie on his last hole to avoid a risky playoff. But did not make the cut, so no paycheck. With just conditional status on the Web.com Tour, he had made the go-or-be-broke decision to chase his PGA TOUR dream as a Monday qualifier.

Now the dream was on life support.

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