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“I was trying to keep my hands from shaking off the putter"

Naturally, the one week the Masters isn't generously giving out a spot in the field to a PGA Tour tournament winner (and shouldn't!), Augusta resident Scott Brown--not the former Massachusetts senator turned late night Tweeter--won the Puerto Rico Open.

According to Adam Schupak and his Golfweek 5 Things report from Puerto Rico, Brown grew up in Augusta just 500 yards from Gate 6 at Augusta National and had not won a tournament since a 2009 eGolf Tour event in 2009.

The Augusta Chronicle's John Boyette has a few more details on Brown.

According to, Brown won when he was looking at starts pretty much the rest of the year due to bottom tier PGA Tour status.

Late last year, Brown was on the putting green at Disney in the final event of the year, wondering if he would have to go through the second stage of q-school. He wound up at 148th on the money list for conditional status, which offered him limited starts on TOUR this year.

The Puerto Rico Open was one of them, and Brown made the most of it.

He had been planning on playing a full Tour schedule this year. Instead, he was headed to the Tampa Bay Championship presented by Everbank next week and can spend the rest of his season on the PGA TOUR, and start next season in Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Reader Comments (3)

Sort of ridiculous. He basically won a tour event and now has full status. = rookies and washed up players which is exactly who he beat.
03.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD.
Congratulations Scott!
03.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandall
Have you ever beaten any of them?
03.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCeloso

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