Don't forget about the True South Classic
By mustang6560 on 7/17/12
With The Open Championship on display in England, it's easy to forget that there is another PGA Tour event on tap for this week - the True South Classic (formerly the Viking Classic) in Madison, Mississippi. And yours truly, mustang6560, will be volunteering for the second year in a row.

Since I had such a good time last year, I decided to volunteer again this year. The chances are slim to none that you'll actually be able to see me on TV, however, if you decide to tune into the live coverage, I will be operating the shot link laser on hole 3 at Annandale Golf Club Saturday and Sunday. Just look for the handsome young man in the lime green True South Classic polo and the white True South Classic visor.

Even though all of the A players will be in Lancashire for the weekend, there are several notable players in the field. And while I will be busy for the majority of weekend volunteering, I am looking forward to watching a few players. Here is my list of the players I'm most looking forward to seeing.

My Top 5 Players in the True South Classic

  • Bud Cauley - I first saw Bud last year at the True South Classic before he became the sixth player in history to earn his PGA Tour card in the "Players who finished in the top 125 on the PGA TOUR Money List as non-members" category. I was impressed with how effortless and powerful his swing looked. For a guy who is listed at 5'7" 150 pounds, he sure could hit the ball a long way.

  • Patrick Reed - Known as the "Monday Qualifier Kid" in some golf circles, Patrick earned a spot in the field at the True South Classic by way of the Monday qualifier yesterday at Lake Caroline (my old home course). It's the fifth time this season that he's qualified for a PGA Tour event through a Monday qualifier. Of the seven PGA Tour events he's played this year (Valero, Zurich, Wells Fargo, Byron Nelson, FedEx St. Jude, Travelers, and John Deere) and he's made the cut in all but three (Byron Nelson, FedEx St. Jude, and John Deere). If the Augusta State alum wants to follow in the footsteps of Bud Cauley and earn his PGA Tour card through the "Players who finished in the top 125 on the PGA TOUR Money List as non-members" category, he'll need to make another $600k or so.

  • Charlie Beljan: It should be obvious as to why I am excited to see Charlie - he's the oober turned PGA Tour player. Plus, he's coming off his best professional performance at the Greenbrier Classic. I've sent him an email to try and get together for dinner, but I've yet to hear back from him. Hey, Charlie, call me - maybe!

  • Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey: If you've ever seen Tommy swing a golf club, you've probably wonder "How does he make contact with the golf ball?" The South Carolina native does not have a traditional golf swing but somehow, someway he's managed to make a living as a professional golfer. And as his name indicates, he wears two gloves when he plays. I've tried to wear two gloves and it just doesn't feel right. I expect big things for Tommy at Annandale.

  • Boo Weekley: Like Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, Boo is an average-man's kind of golfer. He is a less successful version of Bubba Watson, as the two grew up together in the Florida panhandle. But, in a field full of up-and-comers and has-beens, Boo is definitely one of the main attractions. I hope he makes the cut so I can see him briefly over the weekend.

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
no you didn't... Call me maybe? LOL HAHAHA ohhhh Nate you are one crazy kid! Have Fun!
7/18/12
 
mustang6560 says:
LOL! I'm glad someone finally commented on my cleverness!
7/18/12
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
I wonder why the Yahoo fantasy league has been PGA events all year, then it skips this one.
7/18/12
 
legitimatebeef says:
Sorry Nate, I got no room in the schedule for a TrueSouth Classic.
7/18/12
 
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