The mid-amateur game is loaded with players who stepped away from golf for many years, swearing they would never again be signing their scorecard at the end of a round. The reasons for leaving vary – some want to focus on other career pursuits, some want to start a family and some desperately need relief from taking the game too seriously for too long.
In Rusty Mosley’s case, all three of those factors caused him to drop off the competitive golf grid for 12 years — about the longest drought you’ll see in high-level mid-amateur golf — until an unlikely renaissance the past few years. On his World Amateur Golf Ranking profile, Mosley’s brief self-description provides everything you would want to know about the 39-year-old and his auspicious return.
“A Cinderella story, out of nowhere,” the profile reads. “Someday I’ll be at Augusta.”
Rusty Mosley Copyright USGA
The out of nowhere part is true on several levels, and the adoration for the Masters is no surprise given his roots. Mosley, from the 10,000-person dot on the map of...
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