Back on the PGA Tour's main stage, Ben Martin kicks off 2013-14 season

Lucas Glover, Kyle Stanley are also in the field for season-opening Open in northern California

Ben Martin won the Tour's Mylan Classic by five shots

Ben Martin won the Tour's Mylan Classic by five shots

Ben Martin has turned the page.

The former Clemson star and Greenwood, S.C. native steps back onto the PGA Tour's main stage, beginning this week when he plays in the 2013-14 season-opening Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

Martin, who first earned his PGA card as a rookie in 2011, has spent the last two seasons on the Tour. He regained his PGA status by finishing second on the Tour money list, and was one of just two two-time winners.

The revamped PGA Tour schedule begins with a series of five tournaments, kicking off the tour's first wrap-around schedule. For the first time, players in the fall tournaments will be competing for 2013-14 FedEx Cup points.

The fall schedule includes six events in four countries before the end of 2013. This week’s event will be followed by the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the World Golf Championships-HSBC Championship in Shanghai, China, the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Ga., and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Martin will tee off at 1:20 p.m. local time on Thursday, playing with Lee Williams and Scott Gardner.

Also in the field are former Tigers Lucas Glover and Kyle Stanley. Glover tees off Thursday at 7:30 a.m. with Johnattan Vegas and Robert Allenby, and Stanley goes off one group later with Carl Pettersson and Stewart Cink.

Also getting underway this week is the First Stage of the Tour's Qualifying Tournament.

Two former Clemson players advanced through Pre-Qualifying Events - Jacob Burger (T12) and Crawford Reeves (T29), both out of Palm Beach, Fla.

There are a total of 12 First Stage tournaments, including four that started on Tuesday. Eight more tournaments will be played over the next two weeks, including events at Florence, S.C., Pinehurst, N.C. and Callaway Gardens, Ga.

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