Rob Labritz advanced through two stages of qualifying to earn playing privileges on the PGA Tour Champions. Photo: Darren Carroll, PGA of America via Getty Images
NAPLES, FLORIDA | As giant tour players gingerly walked around and over her on their path to the scoring area, 1-year-old Logan Labritz, a random fistful of pine needles in her tiny hand, wobbled across the grass behind Tiburon Golf Club late Sunday afternoon, taking a few early steps, the way a newborn colt might.
Soon, she’ll be off and running. Her dad already is.
Rob Labritz is one of those goosebump, golf feel-good stories, a man who chose to dream big and chase a distant rainbow only to run headlong into it. A club professional since he was 19, and the director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club (Bedford Hills, New York) since 2001, Labritz advanced through two stages of qualifying to earn playing privileges on the 2022 PGA Tour Champions. The circuit doles out only five cards to qualifiers a year, and Labritz, who turned 50 in May, was medalist, firing 17-under 2...
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