Tour News

Net Score of -1.8 Wins $8520 (Cook) @ Coyote Ridge as Ruiz advances in Open Qualifier! Pecan Hollow GC Thursday Begins Summer Bonus Cash Race

Congrats to Robbie Cook and Jerry Ruiz as the FairWay Golf Tour continues its streak of what is now 35 straight events and 20 straight Super Majors dating to Summer 2017 where a net score over par gets paid! Think about that for a moment?! Robbie got $8520 for his win while Jerry Ruiz WINS Monday Qualifier for US Open (Jerry was the only player of 106 in the field to play the FairWay Tour event before the qualifier!). But Robbie just continues to amaze! On day 1, Robbie teed off in the first group as a threesome. One of the players in his group only lasted 7 holes before calling it quits. So the tour director (ME!) joined the group on 8 tee box. Robbie (3.9 hcp) was already 6 over for the day! He made a 20 footer for par on 8, knocked his drive in the water on 9 and got up and down for par from 189 yds. We headed to the par 5 tenth hole, where Robbie made double bogey, making him 8 over thru 10. On the par 3 11th, Robbie found the bunker left of green and chunked it out 30 feet short...and slapped it off the flagstick for par. I certainly thought he was out of it but told him on 12 tee not to give up because you never know. Well, the rest is history as Robbie played the last 24 holes 2 under par to get the win by a single stroke! Simply amazing! Congratulations Robbie! The tour also wants to congratulate Jerry Ruiz, the only player of the 106 in the US Open Qualifier field that played the FairWay Tour event the day before. Well, after a 78 on Saturday, Jerry familiarized himself with the course and followed that up with a 67 Sunday. But the big picture saw him fire the lowest round on Monday to advance to sectionals. We hope to see him at Pebble!! We believe his decision to play the FairWay Tour before the qualifier helped him accomplish his goal! Thousands of golfers in the area with a 12 or less hcp missed their opportunity to win a total of $8520 while playing tax deductible golf for 2 days! The Bonus Cash Race for June thru August begins Thursday at Pecan Hollow GC in Plano. The calendar is going to be packed with premier golf courses for this period (Dye Course, Player Course, The Old American, Chickasaw Pointe, Horseshoe Bay, TPC Four Seasons, etc!!) We hope to see you soon because as we like to say on the FairWay Tour..."If you don't tee it up you can't win!"