2005 PLAYERS Champion Fred Funk won the Insperity Championship on the Champions Tour last week helped in large part by birdies on four of the last five holes. When asked about the atmosphere during the second round in Houston, Funk said that it was incredible having Jack, Arnold, and Gary playing together. The crowds were huge and everyone was having such a great time. He hopes that we will see more of them together but he does not know how many times we will see The Big 3 playing 18 holes together.
One of the best things about winning the Insperity Championship was having his son as his caddie at a place where he has played in many tournaments on both the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour.
The best way that the Champions Tour can work to attract more people to the game of golf is to go out on the golf course and show everyone not only how competitive they are but also how much fun they are having. The younger people watching should be able to see the passion in all of the players on the Champions Tour and hopefully they will be inspired to take up the game themselves.
It is of utmost importance to put your ball in the right position at TPC Sawgrass so you can have an aggressive play to the pin. There are only a couple of holes that demand long shots for success while all of the other holes are accessible to any kind of player if they are able to play well, put their shots in the right positions, and take advantage of their opportunities.