Think about it. A 57-year-old man, largely unknown in senior golf circles, came out of nowhere to win six big amateur tournaments in 2019, two years after he became eligible to complete in senior competitions. Six wins, like a lightning bolt.
Say hello to Ken Kinkopf, now 58. Those unfamiliar with Kinkopf will know him soon enough, as he has a knack for doggedly maneuvering his way around golf courses and coming out on top.
Oh, yes, he will be back for more in 2020. Just for fun, let’s draw several comparisons between Kinkopf and two of the greatest – Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. OK, it’s a stretch, but stick with me. Much like Nicklaus and Woods, Kinkopf is a hound for victory and plays his best in the biggest events. His six titles in 2019 came in six different states – the Golfweek Player of the Year Classic (Florida), the Society of Seniors Senior Masters (California), the Society of Seniors Jack Hesler Tournament (Kentucky), the North & South Senior Amateur (North Carolina), the Ohio Senior Amateur and the Society of ...
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