The Fall Series on the PGA Tour is more than just a way for Tour players to swoop in and pick up a victory securing their two exemption on the PGA Tour.
For some, it is their last and only chance of making it into the illusive top-125 of the PGA Tour money list, securing their spot on the big tour for the following year.
So what is actually at stake for the players earning a spot in the top-125?
The top-125 finishers on the money list will earn their PGA Tour cards for the next season, making them eligible for the FedEx Cup events. Including invitationals such as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Verizon Heritage, The Players and AT&T National.
Players also get a head start on qualifying for the PGA Championship and the Presidents Cup as well as earning retirement plan credits.There also Official Word Golf Rankings points available in the Fall Series that will go towards the players entries into exclusive World Golf Championship events.
The PGA Tour Fall Series is made up of four events. The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, The Frys.com Open, the McGladrey Classic and Children's Miracle Network Hospital Classic.
These four events can either make or break many PGA Tour player's dreams.
The JT Shriners event last weekend already saw many on the outside looking in make jumps into the "promise land" inside the top-125 on the money list.
Notables on the outside looking in needing good Fall Series finishes:
135 - Paul Casey
138 - Justin Leonard
145 - David Duval
173 - Boo Weekly
Notables outside the top-125 that have already secured their cards:
130 - Louis Oosthuizen
132 - Angel Cabrera
133 - Stephen Ames
135 - Cameron Beckman
All this meaning the Fall Series, sometimes known as the silly season is far from anything silly to many PGA Tour players vying to keep their fully exempt playing status for the upcoming PGA Tour season.