Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PGA Tour Pro Tom Gillis

95.9 WATD FM  Goldie Bounce Golf  "PGA One on One" with PGA Tour Player Tom Gillis calling in from The Greenbriar Classic held at the historic Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  This year there have been a few renovations to the Old White TPC Course such as tightened fairways, bentgrass added to the fairways and greens and 200 yards added to the scorecard and a few players have remarked that the course is playing much more difficult than last year.  Gillis' best career year out on tour was 2010 ~ 3 Top Ten finishes, 43rd on FedEx Cup Standings and #118 Official World Golf Rankings and when I asked if it was hard for him to "follow in his own footsteps" in 2011 with the twenty-somethings winning 11 PGA Tour events and thirty-somethings 12 so far this season.  Tom said "I thought I'd have a little bit better year to this point I missed 8 weeks due to a back injury (at Bay Hill) in March and  April and that kind of derailed me cause I was just getting some momentum ... I can still have a better year and lookin' forward to the playoffs ~ can't wait to get to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship."  Tom's tee time Thursday is 8:20 am along with Woody Austin and Andre Stolz.  Best of luck to all!

*Btw Gillis has 9 hole in ones to his credit ~ a paltry sum compared to Sam Sneads "35" shot at The Greenbriar!

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