Molder and Others Head to Reno


While a limited selection of the top players on the PGA Tour will be competing in Akron this week at the NEC Invitational, the rest of the gang heads to the Montreux Golf and Country Club for the third playing of the Reno-Tahoe Open.
Tiger Woods may not be present in Reno, but the event will showcase such stars as Fred Couples, John Daly, Jerry Kelly and Charles Howell III.
In addition, four-time All American at Georgia Tech Bryce Molder will make his grand appearance this week on the tour, as the 22-year-old will officially turn professional and play on a sponsors exemption.
Defending champion Scott Verplank will not be traveling to this weeks event, however.
Verplank has bigger things on his mind these days.
The man who won this tournament last year in a playoff over Jean Van de Velde recently got the nod from Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange.
As it is, he is playing this week in the NEC.
His recent good form got started at Montreux, however, and it could prove a kickstart for someone new this time around.
At 7,552, the course plays to a bear of a length, but, as usual, the upper elevations of Nevada will allow for greater ball flight.