Just got off the phone with Graham DeLaet, the fave son of Weyburn, Sask., who just made it through PGA Tour qualifying school this afternoon. Despite hitting a couple of balls in the water on the final 18 of the six rounds, he made it with a T8.
“Those were some of the worst shots I’ve hit in a long, long time,” he said, speaking on his phone. “Lot of things start running through your mind then.”
He credited his caddie Dave Clarke (who had caddied for Will MacKenzie, Justin Rose and Michelle Wie in the past) for keeping him together.
“Every time the fire would start rising in me, he’d say some goofy thing that would just get me cracking up,” DeLaet added.
As for the 18-month adventure that took him to Eastern Europe, South Africa three times, and all over Canada, I asked him if it was the end of an adventure.
“Or the start of an adventure,” he said.
Expect more on this tomorrow.