The elated shook hands, hugged, mugged for the cameras and drank champagne with the tour's president in the Cox Classic entertainment tent.
They were the Web.com Tour graduates headed to the 2013-14 PGA Tour in October.
The disappointed, those who weren't among the top 25 money winners in the regular season?
Some were better off than their buddies. They still have the Web.com playoffs in the next five weeks to get their PGA Tour membership.
If, however, they weren't in the top 75, their 2013 season is over. And if they weren't in the top 100, a return to Q school — to return to the Web.com Tour and not the PGA Tour, in a format change — was in the offing for most.
In the tent, the 17 graduates present received their PGA Tour membership cards on stage from Bill Calfee, the Web.com Tour president, and Rich Shafer, vice president, sports marketing, at Web.com.
Michael Putnam, who tied for 12th in the tournament, finished No. 1 on the regular-season money list with $450,184 — fifth-highest in tour history — and received a framed yellow caddie's bib with the No. 1 designation.
Caddies for those currently in the top 25 wear the appropriate numbered bibs in tournaments.
“This means the world,” Putnam told the audience. “When I got to my (season) goals mid-year, being No. 1 became my goal.”
As No. 1, he receives a full exemption for the tour and also gets invited to The Players Championship on a sponsor's exemption.
Also present were No. 2 Ben Martin, No. 3 Chesson Hadley, No. 4 Edward Loar, No. 5 Kevin Tway, No. 6 and new Cox Classic champion Bronson La'Cassie, No. 7 Will Wilcox, No. 11 Alex Prugh, No. 14 Brice Garnett, No. 16 Matt Bettencourt, No. 17 Jim Renner, No. 18 Peter Malnati, No. 21 Daniel Chopra, No. 22 Wes Roach, No. 23 Miguel Angel Carballo, No. 24 Kevin Foley and No. 25 Andrew Svoboda.
La'Cassie, Bettencourt, Roach and Carballo played their way into the top 25 in Omaha.
Stephen Alker, who had been 22nd before Omaha, missed the cut and was the odd man out at No. 26.
James Nitties suffered a similar fate in the chase for the top 75, missing the cut and falling from 73rd to 76th.
Moving up into the top 75 were Len Mattiace, Andrew Loupe and Oscar Fraustro.
Next up is the new tour playoffs, which begin this week with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The money list resets to zero for the 150-player field — 75 from the Web.com Tour and 75 from the PGA Tour who finished between 126 and 200 on their regular-season money list.