Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wil Collins, First Stage Qualifier at PGA Q-School, Is In the Hunt In HIs First PGA Tournament
The headline can be misleading, I agree. Wil Collins has played in some PGA Tour tournaments before. In 2005 he missed the cut at the U.S. Open and made a little cash at the International. In 2006 he shot 75-72 to miss the cut at the Canadian Open.
What the title means is that in his first PGA Tour tournament as a full member of the PGA Tour, Collins is t-11 after two rounds at the Sony Open after starting the tournament with consecutive bogeys.
Why should you care about any of this?
Well, Collins, unlike most anyone on tour these days, did the unthinkable to earn his card. He went through all three stages of PGA Tour Qualifying School to earn his card.
How hard is that? I'd compare it to trying to leap a bonfire while covered in gasoline and holding live grenades. Maybe tougher than Vin Diesel winning an Oscar.
Not a lot on the Internet about Collins, but I thought it was a cool story and worth writing up a little thing about. Two more rounds, but a good start to the year will go a long way in the confidence department.
You can follow his round today right here. Enjoy.