Players owed thousands from Florida mini-tour event Big Money Classic

Three days. Two courses. One big winner.

That was the slogan of the Big Money Golf Classic, a Florida-based mini-tour event that debuted last January and held its second edition last month at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida. Boasting a $400,000 purse and $100,000 first-place prize, the 186-entrant Big Money Classic drew many top developmental-tour players for the second year in a row, including several Korn Ferry Tour members, with former North Florida standout M.J. Maguire taking down former PGA Tour player Tom Lovelady in a playoff to take home the winner’s check. Or so he thought.