When the final Grand Slam event on the 2103 PGA Tour calendar gets under way today at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., most golf fans likely will be will be watching to see if Tiger Woods can win the PGA Championship for his 15th career major, or if Phil Mickelson can take his second straight.
Mixed into the powerhouse field, however, will be 20 PGA club professionals who recently went through an anxiety-filled qualifying process and now are looking to turn into the sport’s version of “Rocky.”
Among them is Albuquerque’s 30-year-old David Muttitt, a native of Rugby, England, who is the first assistant pro at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park. He has a 12:10 MDT tee time with former UNM Lobo Charlie Beljan and Brendon de Jonge.
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