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Get in the hole

Off to watch a bit golf today. Despite being in Bermuda for 11 years, and there being a higher concentration of golf courses here than anywhere else in the world I have yet to be bitten by the golf bug for all kinds of reasons.

Yet today just around the corner from my house the island has some PGA golf to watch as Bermuda gets an official PGA tournament taking place at the Port Royal Golf Course.

The tournament is slated as an alternate competition for pro’s who haven’t qualified for the World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions event being held in China at the same time, so let’s not sugar coat it, it’s a little bit 2nd division, but there are some recognizable names alongside some recent big prize winners in the 120-man field. The Bermuda Championship offers a total prize purse of $3 million whereas the others are battling it out for $10m in China, but I don’t expect the rum is as good.

Yesterday was the first day and Texan Scottie Scheffler leads the PGA field after shooting a course record 9-under par 62 at Port Royal to lead by a stroke over Wes Roach of Tennessee. Scotsman Russell Knox is two shots behind.

Although I’m no golfer, I do love a live sport and even better if someone else is paying for it. The sun is out and I will walk around there in a couple of hours.

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