Jhonny Vegas’ PGA Tour Win The Best of the Year (So Far)

Venezualan pro Jhonattan Vegas has the name of a cartoon superhero and the ability to hit a golf ball a mile. He also won the Bob Hope today in his 2nd career start as a member of the Rookie class on the 2011 PGA Tour.

The first Venezuelan to win a PGA TOUR event, the rookie won in just his fifth tour start despite hitting his tee shot in the water on the 92nd hole of the five-day tournament. Vegas capitalized when Woodland made two poor chip shots, pumping his fist in celebration after his putt fell. “It’s a dream come true,” Vegas said. “It’s something you dream about, but you have to make it happen.”… Vegas’s victory should give a boost to his desire to revive the sport in his native country, where it’s largely unpopular and criticized by President Hugo Chavez…
Vegas could stick around and be a real fan favorite, or he could be a flash in the pan who never wins again. Here’s more on his difficult road to the Tour.

Posted on January 24, 2011, in california, Golf, jhonattan vegas, pga tour. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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