Wes Short, who won the Champions Tour Qualifying School by five shots in December, recently made his debut on the Champions Tour with two tournaments in Florida.
He shared some comments about his experience. When asked what his impressions were he commented on several things. “The players were really nice and welcoming to me. I had several players come up and introduce themselves to me and wish me well. Bernard Langer, David Frost, Rocky Mediate and several others were really nice to me and told me if I needed anything or any help let us know. I got to play nine holes with Ben Crenshaw and Fuzzy Zoeller in a practice round and that was really neat. Things are a bit more relaxed out here than on the regular tour and it’s a great environment to play. And, as Tom Kite told me recently in a practice round, these guys can really play”
Other comments: “I felt good going into these tournaments and was hitting the ball pretty good. I had high expectations. I putted good four of the six rounds and in general putted pretty good. I learned that you only get Charles Schwab cup points for finishing in the top ten. I managed to do that the first tournament. In the second tournament I needed to birdie the last three holes to finish in the top ten. I birdied 16 and 17 but I made par on 18 so I did not finish in the top ten the second week.
When asked about his next outing he commented it’s three weeks before the next tournament which is kind of weird. Then we play two weeks and are off another three weeks. Then we have three majors in a row but there is a week between each of them. I’m in the Senior PGA and Senior British Open but I’ll have to play my way into the other majors.
Thanks for sharing Wes and good luck going forward.