Double-bonus days for Brad Fritsch
By Torleif Sorenson on 11/1/12
On Sunday, October 28, Brad Fritsch earned his 2013 PGA Tour card by virtue of finishing 18th on the tour money list.  He got there in part by carding a 69 on Sunday at the Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch outside Dallas.

The following day, Fritsch scored a sponsorship deal with his hometown's most important sports franchise, the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators.  Last summer, the Sens initiated a promotional deal that involved financial support for Fritsch as he worked toward gaining his ticket to the big show.

Mission accomplished.
"We are proud to have Brad represent our organization and work with us to support local charities in innovative ways.  We are excited about how great this partnership will be for both Brad and the Senators."
— Jeff Kyle, Ottawa Senators vice president of marketing
Now, Fritsch will help paint the wagon for the team he has avidly followed since the Sens joined the NHL in 1992.  Although Fritsch was born in Edmonton, he grew up in Canada's capital city and maintains a residence in Manotick, an Ottawa suburb located only about a half-hour drive from Scotiabank Place, the Senators' home arena.  The PGA Tour also lists Holly Springs, North Carolina as his home, which is logical since Fritsch graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University, which is about a half-hour drive from Holly Springs.

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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
Pity there's no hockey...
Torleif Sorenson says:
Yeah, the NHL and NHLPA aren't exactly making progress; the big problem now is the possible cancellation of the NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor.
sepfeiff says:
A heck of a nice guy, level headed on the golf course. From what I see so far - a good representative for the PGA tour. I was inside the ropes with his group on day 1 of the tour Championship.
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