Johnathan Vegas, two time winner on the PGA tour and former Texas Longhorn standout, took part of his Monday practice time to give a few words of encouragement to the young golfers gathered at the Dell Match Play Championship at Austin Country Club. Dale Morgan the Director of Golf for Austin Country Club partnered with Vegas to give a 30 minute clinic during which Vegas talked about his golfing career that started in Venezuela and how he has been on tour for ten years.
Vegas demonstrated how to control ball flight in the wind. He hit high shots, low shots, fades and hooks with some short irons and a mid iron. All the kids wanted to see him hit the driver so he did so. Afterward he signed autographs until all the kids had one. He was very gracious and generous with his time. Afterward he worked on his game on the practice tee along with Ryan Moore and several other players.
Tuesday is another practice round with the actual competition starting on Wednesday. There are 16 groups of four golfers that will play against each other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to determine who advances to the round of 16 on Saturday Morning. Vegas is paired against Bubba Watson, Scott Piercy and Thomas Pieters.