Paul Goydos Daughter Doesnt Want him to go to the British Open


When Paul Goydos qualified for last year’s British Open, his first Open Championship in a 15-year Tour career, he immediately envisioned a family trip to England for he and his two daughters. One daughter embraced the idea, Courtney, the other, Chelsea, did not because she was concerned there would be no cell phone service in the United Kingdom.
“She now is regretting that decision every day and asking me when the British Open qualifier is every week,” Goydos said last week at TPC Sawgrass. “But she was at that age where her friends were really important to her. She had a chance to go to the beach, and hanging out was more important than going to Liverpool, England. Going to Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and hanging out with your friends, I probably would do that, too, if I could.”
Good news for Chelsea. Pop opened with a 7-under 63 on Day 1 at the Valero Texas Open and the top two earners from a mini-money list that began at The Players and runs through the AT&T National earn a spot at Turnberry.