Pro-Am: Bringing fun, levity to the Senior PGA Championship course

May 21, 2019 11:55 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- On Tuesday, with only two days left to go before the first round of the Senior PGA Championship, there was a chance for some fun and levity at the course. 

The Pro-Am turned out to be fun for the players, both the pros and the guys who wished they were pros. It was a relaxing morning of golf for close to 80 players on Tuesday. 


Sure, many still came out to see golfers like two-time masters champion Bernhard Ianger. He did chip in a birdie from the fringe on the 18th hole but John Daly was in all his glory on the course and more than willing to take pictures with the amateur golfers in his group.

"We've been taking pictures with him, had great conversation. He's a really cool guy. My whole life he's been one of my favorite golfers, so it's been really cool to watch him," said Mike Dobbins, participant. 

More than just walking alongside the pros, those in the Pro-Am got on-course instructions from golfers like 1995 U.S Open winner Corey Pavin. 

"He gave us all instructions on that one. He's a great guy and its been awesome playing with him," said Whitten Meares, participant. 

"I just try to help them, we're out here trying to have a good time...if I can help them take some strokes off their game, it's fun," said Corey Pavin, 1995 U.S Open winner. 

And for some of the golfers, it looks like the instructions worked. 

"It was my first one at Oak Hill, and the first one is always the best one," said Mark Thomas, participant. 

There will be plenty more from the course on Wednesday.

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