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PGA Tour winner invites local pro to pre-qualifier practice round after Twitter DM


Tracy Wilcox

If positive vibes are all you need to lock up a PGA Tour tee time, Wesley Bryan is a shoo-in for the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week. The 2017 RBC Heritage winner will enter Monday’s qualifier with quite a bit of local knowledge after a Twitter back-and-forth that led to a round for Bryan and a lucky assistant pro at Fieldstone.

“Wesley I see you're playing in the Rocket Mortgage Monday Q,” Trevor Garling DM’d Bryan. “I am one of the Assistant Professionals at Fieldstone, if you need any tips or anything don't hesitate to ask. In the golf shop there is a yardage book, they're free to take.”

That’s just vintage South Carolina Gamecock hospitality. Gotta look out for your fellow alumni. Free yardage books too? It doesn’t get better than that.

Many a pro would say “thanks,” pick up a yardage book and head out to see the course. Not Bryan who decided instead to make a friend and play a round with someone who knows Fieldstone inside and out.

"Lets go! I'm en route right now,” Bryan replied. “Wanna play a practice rd with me tomorrow?"

The two seemed to have a successful day out on the course and Bryan has put himself in a good position—practice-wise and karma-wise—to make a run to get into the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Hopefully, there’s an SC alumnus at the Detroit Golf Club too. Or at the very least … free yardage books.