The first pro-am on the PGA Tour’s resumed schedule played out Wednesday in Springfield, as 52 teams competed in the Price Cutter Pro-Am at Highland Springs Country Club.
The tour had discontinued pro-ams on all of its circuits – PGA, Korn Ferry, Champions or Mackenzie Tour in Canada – since the global pandemic led to golf’s shutdown in March.
Wednesday’s event has long been one of the most successful for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper and will no doubt be significant again, thanks in part to the Korn Ferry Tour’s top money winners highlighting the event. The tournament is benefiting 50 Ozarks children’s charities this year after gifting more than $16.5 million in its 30-year history – including more than $952,000 last fall.
This year’s fundraiser is even more meaningful, considering the tournament – it starts Thursday at Highland Springs – will go on without fans over concerns about the pandemic. The tough decision came July 6. Fortunately, the PGA’s future stars – the field Wednesday included Davis Riley and Will Zalatoris – helped the tournament in a big way.
“We appreciate PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour’s leadership for making this pro-am happen,” PCCC Executive Director Jerald Andrews said. “The impact it will have on our charities will be enormous, and we had a great day out on the course.”
A B&T Electric-sponsored team won the event by carding a 57. The team featured Bob Horn, Matt Kelly, Taylor Robertson and Chris Lawson. Its pro was Taylor Montgomery.
A team sponsored by both Morgan Stanley-Andy Stewart and Rooney, McBride and Smith LLC placed second, firing a 58. The team featured Stewart, Scott Smith, Tom McFall and Jamie Clark. The group was paired With Drew Weaver.
Earning third place on a scorecard tiebreaker was a team sponsored by Bobby Allison. It featured Kyle Moats, Bob Beine, Rob Fulp and Jason Gudenkaf and carded a 59.