If You Have No Favorite This Weekend...
By Kickntrue on 3/5/10
If you're watching the Honda Classic this weekend and don't have a real rooting interest, let me suggest Alexandre Roche.
Rocha is a 32-year-old veteran of the PGA European Tour and the European Challenge Tour who fought his way through two qualifying tournaments in the past week just to get a spot in the Honda, beating 163 players.Yah- that tournament was in 2003. Rocha almost quit golf last year, but decided to give the game one last shot when he heard golf was going to be on the Olympics slate for 2016 in his home country of Brazil.
It's not the most inspirational story I've every heard... but it's better than, "Millionaire plays a game better than others to win a tournament and another million dollars."
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I read he had lost his EuroPGA Tour card as well. I think the only tour card he has right now is on the Asian Tour.
I am rooting for Bubba Watson - GREAT guy, BIG Twitter guy (@bubbawatson), and just saw his new Ping commercial where he drives up in a ball picker while a guy is hitting balls - funny!!!
He played in optimal conditions yesterday compared to many of the other guys. I predict he will fade today and disappear over the weekend. Hopefully I am wrong because it is a good story.
T44th after 2
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