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Chasing the card: Charlie Beljan, Tim Herron retain PGA Tour cards for 2013

Charlie Beljan / Getty ImagesThe 2012 PGA Tour season is in the books, and for a number of players, Sunday's final round was likely one of the most nerve-wracking of their career.

For players inside the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, last week was all about playing well enough to cash a check that allowed you to retain your card.

A select few managed to do just that, going from a potential Web.com schedule to another year of multi-million-dollar purses with four brilliant rounds of golf.

For others ... well, Sunday will likely turn into a day they'll want to forget. Here's a look a who did (and didn't do) enough to retain their PGA Tour card for 2013.

Who's in

Charlie Beljan (Started week at No. 139): Beljan was the clear winner this week. The rookie not only secured his first win at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, he also moved up a whopping 76 spots on the PGA Tour's money list. Here's hoping a two-year exemption puts an end to the panic attacks.

Tim Herron (No. 136): If you want to know what staying inside the top 125 means to every player on the PGA Tour, take a look at how Tim Herron -- a former PGA Tour winner no less -- reacted to making double-bogey on the 17th to finish the tournament at 11-under. After his leaving his putt short on the last hole, Herron kicked his bag ... and then walked on it.

Herron, who weighs 250 pounds and goes by the nickname "Lumpy," said after his round: "Usually when I walk on something, it breaks." Thankfully, Herron's clubs, and full-time status, remained intact after the round. He finished the year No. 124 on the money list and will be around for another season.

Kevin Chappell (No. 123): Ladies and gentleman, Mr. 125! Chappell finished T-34 but had to wait and see if a couple other players would knock him from the coveted spot.

Who's out

Rod Pampling (No. 124): The Aussie started the week dangerously close to the cutoff line, and then blew his chances to bits with a second-round 74 to miss the cut and finish the season at No. 127.

Billy Mayfair (No. 125): Like Pampling, Mayfair needed to make the cut and put together a strong weekend to retain his card. He failed to accomplish the first part of the task and spent the weekend at home. Better luck next time, Billy.

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