Men’s Golf SID Wes Todd tipped me off with this nugget about a former Gamecock playing in the PGA Championship:
Former Gamecock Brett Quigley (‘91) is playing in this week’s PGA Championship. It’s his only major of the season after not qualifying for the Masters or U.S. Open. He earned the final spot in the British Open by finishing second at the John Deere Classic, but turned it down – his passport was at home in Florida and he wouldn’t have been able to fly directly from Silvis, Ill., to Turnberry, Scotland on the John Deere charter.
Quigley, ranked 43rd in this week’s FedExCup standings and 46th on the PGA Tour Official Money List, is paired with Todd Lancaster and Kevin Streelman for the first two rounds at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.; they began play today at 10:15 a.m. and will tee off at 3:25 p.m. Friday. Follow Quigley and the rest of the PGA Championship field.
As of 2 p.m. today, Quigley was tied for 37th and was +1 through 12 holes.
Read Bob Gillespie’s story about Quigley and his 2009 season here.