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 working in television for a decade. The ease of the banter, the quick insig...
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