Tour Moves to The Golf Club at Yankee Trace


Ian Leggatt is not scheduled to defend his title at this weeks Buy.Com Dayton Open, as the 35-year-old Canadian is playing the PGA Tour these days.
He might wish he wasnt, however.
Through 12 events this season on the big tour, Leggatt ' who took last years event in Dayton in a one-hole playoff over Chris Smith ' has only made two cuts.
It is a far cry from the success he had found on last seasons Buy.Com schedule.
Leading up to the 2000 Dayton Classic, Leggatt had recorded two runner-up finishes and a third-place showing. One of those seconds came at the Buy.Com Steamtown Classic in the week prior.
And so, he carried over his excellent play and won, on merits of a total score of 12-under-par.
Another couple top-10s to close out the season and he saw himself through to the dream of any professional golfers lifetime.
This year has been a humbling experience, though, as he has collected just $34k playing with the big boys.
So, as he wont be returning to Ohio and The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, plenty others will.
Last weeks winner Heath Slocum will tee it up, as will strong young players Ryuji Imada and David Gossett. Likewise, veterans Brian Claar and Bobby Wadkins will be on the scene.
They will all compete for a $425,000 total purse, with the winner bagging $76,500 of that amount.