This time of year golf slows down for most of the world and yields to the gridiron of the NFL or College Football bowl season. Some dream-chasers however, are making a final stride towards realizing life long goals to compete on the PGA Tour. Christmas will come early on December 7th for the 40 or so golfers making it through the arduous six round marathon.
The fall classic, as it is affectionately called, always produces some of the year’s best stories. This year will it be David Duval’s rebirth (I thought it might come at Bethpage) or the right of passage for Rickie Fowler?
One player I will be watching is Chris Mundorf. He and I played Jr. and collegiate golf around the same time but became friends while students of the same coach, Robert Linville, at Precision Golf School. Chris has been looping for Troy Matteson this year on tour. As timing would have it, Troy won the Frys.com Open the week Chris took off for the first stage of Q-school. Chris figured going to first stage cost him six-figures.
I think it will be a good opportunity cost if he makes it through this week. You can can follow Chris here as he chases an early Christmas.