All Four 2013 Major Champs Compete in Star-Studded Seminole Member-Pro
For the first time all season, all four major champs from 2013 teed it up at the same tournament. Not at Kapalua or Pebble Beach, but at Seminole Golf Club.
Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner, Justin Rose and Adam Scott each paired with a member of Seminole for its annual Member-Pro in Juno Beach, Fla. The club is one of the most exclusive courses in America with a tee time that is coveted among all golfers. The revered Member-Pro dates back to 1937, and each year pros discuss how they want their name up on the wall. In the locker room sits a piece of mahogany with past champs’ names like Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer and Bing Crosby engraved for all to see each year.
The club does its best to stay out of the spotlight. Only 300 can boast a membership to the club, and no PGA Tour events are held at the course. It was a surprise when the announcement came that the club would play host to the 2021 Walker Cup. That might be your best bet to see the course: buy a ticket.
In Monday’s event, Rory Sabbatini and amateur Hugh Kenworthy won the event with a net 59 after a scorecard tiebreaker with Roberto Castro and amateur Russell Ball. In the gross division, our major champs finished 17th (Phil), 27th (Duf) and T50 (Rose/Scott.)
Former University of Georgia golfers seem to be having all the fun this year. Harris English won at Mayakoba, Bubba Watson won at Riviera, Russell Henley just won the Honda, and at Seminole, Chris Kirk played 18 with Arnold Palmer. They’re making recruiting rather easy for the Bulldogs.
Just a casual round of golf with The King pic.twitter.com/Cyuy2ImZlZ
— Chris Kirk (@Chris_Kirk_) March 3, 2014