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.