Morgan Pressel and Grant Boone in the booth Photo: Courtesy of Morgan Pressel
OCALA, FLORIDA | As debuts go, it was as close to a home run as the game has had in some time. No, I’m not talking about the inaugural Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, a fine course about an hour northwest of Orlando and in a rolling part of the world with more horse farms than Florida has Waffle Houses.
The first round of the new event went better than expected, including chamber-of-commerce weather (70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky) and a leaderboard that included a couple of Kordas (the hottest players on the planet at the moment), Jennifer Kupcho and the always-friendly Austin Ernst. As good as that opening might have been – and it was near flawless – it came in second to the inauguration of the game’s newest broadcasting star who called the action in Ocala for Golf Channel.
Morgan Pressel sounded like she’d been w...
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