State Golf Roundup: Forsman tied for the lead after the Tradition tourneyWisconsin Sports
-- Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is tied for the lead after the opening round of the P-G-A Champions Tour’s second major of the year.
Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is tied for the lead after the opening round of the P-G-A Champions Tour’s second major of the year. Forsman and Bill Glasson both shot six-under-66’s yesterday at the Regions Tradition tournament at Shoal Creek in Alabama. The 53-year-old Forsman birdied seven holes, including the 11th-through-14th. His only mistake was when he bogeyed the Par-three fifth hole. Forsman’s co-leader has generated a lot of buzz, considering what he’s gone through. Glasson is healthy and playing well after 25 surgeries which included neck fusions, back operations, and tendon repairs.
Fox Point native Skip Kendall is tied for 18th after the first round of the P-G-A’s Fed-Ex Saint Jude Classic. Kendall shot a one-under-par 69 yesterday at the T-P-C Southwind course in Memphis. The Nationwide Tour regular is the only Wisconsin player in the tournament. And he’s three strokes behind co-leaders Jeff Maggert and John Merrick.
Pewaukee native Mark Wilson and Madison golfer Steve Stricker were both given tee times yesterday for the U-S Open to be played in San Francisco next weekend. Both made the field by being in the Top-60 in the World Golf Rankings, among other criteria. Wilson will play his first two rounds with Paul Casey and Hiroyuki Fujita. They’ll tee off at 10:21 next Thursday morning, and 3:36 next Friday at the Olympic Club’s Lake Course on the West Coast. Stricker was paired with Ian Poulter and Matt Kuchar. They’ll tee off at 3:36 on Thursday and 10:21 on Friday. Former U-W Madison golfer Garrett Jones of Rewey was named a second alternate for the Open – but there are several alternates ahead of him, and he’s not expected to get his name called for the year’s second major. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and defending Masters champion Bubba Watson are one of the featured groups at the Open. They’ll start at 9:33 next Thursday, and 3:18 on Friday.