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Craziness at Doral

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Greetings Golfers,

People ask me if I’m running out of things to write about. Hardly. Look at this week – the PGA Tour comes to the Doral Golf Resort … now owned by Donald Trump. The same week as Super Tuesday.

This has been the craziest political year that I remember since 1968. A lot about 1968 was worse than crazy – it was tragic. MLK and RFK were both assassinated. And the Democratic Convention turned into a riot on the streets of Chicago.

What was happening at the Doral Open in 1968? Well, Gardner Dickinson held off Tom Weiskopf to win the tournament grand prize of $20,000.

This Sunday, the Doral Champion will take home $1,620,000.

And the best players are teeing-it-up. The pairings are fabulous. One group is: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy. Another group is: Bubba Watson, Ricky Fowler, and Henrik Stenson. And another is: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Dustin Johnson. Those are the top 9 ranked players in the world.

Can the golf take center stage? Well it’s sure got the players to do it. But the tournament also has Donald Trump. Love him or hate him – Trump knows how to get in the spotlight.


Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional