Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A 67-Year-Old Qualified for the Sony Open

You know those stories about old men shooting their age? Well, here is a guy that could be shooting his age, and leading golf tournaments.

Dave Eichelberger, a 67-year-old former PGA Tour winner, qualified for the Sony Open by winning the Aloha Section Stroke Play Championship when he, what else, shot his age.

Eichelberger is a name you might notice, just because his name has been on starter sheets nearly as much as anyone else in the golf. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Eichelberger has started the second most tour events of anyone ever, just behind Miller Barber.

Also cool, if Elichelberger somehow made the cut this week, he'd be the oldest player in PGA Tour history to make the cut, beating out Ben Hogan's record.

So, yeah, watch out for this 67-year-old star. He can still play, obviously, and won't be intimidated when he steps on the tee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This guy is absolutely great! I caddied for him 18 years ago as he prepped for the senior tour (at Connecticut Golf Club) and he is money! Just a short, simple swing with a hint of a draw....just goes to show how great this game is that he is still competing at this age! Good luck Dave!!!