Brave man who interrupted his honeymoon to play in a par-3 tournament advances at Tour Q School

October 07, 2016

You probably don't remember the name Thomas Curtis, but you may remember his story. Curtis was the guy who won a par-3 tournament for $20,000 while on his honeymoon in Bermuda last year.

Now, he's one step closer to playing in some much more important events.

On Thursday, Curtis, a 30-year-old English pro, finished T-8 in the first stage of Tour Q School. The top 25 and ties from his site, Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, Fla., advanced to the second stage, which begins Nov. 1. After that, there will be a final stage at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla., where the top 45 and ties will earn at least conditional status on the Tour in 2017.

After advancing with a 12-under-par total, Curtis was asked about that decision to interrupt his honeymoon for golf.

"She hasn't quite forgiven me yet," he said of his wife.

Hang in there, Thomas. If you eventually make it on tour, she'll probably drop it.