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• He received a spot in the Barbasol Cham-
pionship, a new PGA Tour event, which will be
at the RTJ Grand National (Lake Course), July
16-19, 2015; the same dates as the Open Cham-
pionship. This exemption was awarded to the
winner of the Dixie PGA Professional Champion-
Quite the trifecta and quite the year…again.
"I'm thrilled. The last two years I've played
the best golf of my life. That confidence (from
playing well) has carried me on this journey,"
"Pine Tree was a very tough test, but that
favored me. You had to drive the ball straight,
which I normally do, and avoid big numbers.
The greens were very fast and difficult.
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TODD MCCORKLE has another
There is absolutely no doubt who the man to
beat is in the Dixie Section (club professionals
from across Alabama and Northwest Florida):
McCorkle, who is the first assistant golf pro-
fessional at Old Overton Club, repeated his feat
of last year of qualifying for the PGA of Ameri-
ca's Assistants Championship, Senior Champion-
ship and PGA Professional Championship.
In fact, he tees it up this morning in he first
round of the PGA Assistants National Champi-
onship in Port St. Lucie, Fla, and will return to
the same venue in two weeks time for the PGA
Senior National Championship.
Last Thursday, in the Dixie PGA Professional
Championship, at a very tough Pine Tree Coun-
try Club layout, he accomplished three goals by
winning the event by four shots after rounds of
• He qualified for the 48th PGA Professional
National Championship, which will be played
at The Philadelphia Cricket Club June 28-July 1,
• He won the Dixie Section's Player of the Year
for the second year running, with Shoal Creek's
Blanton Tessin second. (McCorkle also won the
Assistants Player of the Year again, with Tessin
second in that too.)
Todd McCorkle with representatives of Club Car. (L-R) Andy
Cook, Todd McCorkle, Casey Cleghorn and Tim Goranson.