Nice story by Bob Harig on the Deere Classic's $300,000 investment in a chartered jet paying off, with 22 players using it to fly to Turnberry this year. The last year before the jet, they had 2 Open contestants tee it up. And they don't lose luggage of not hugely fat people.
It didn't take Mark Calcavecchia long to see the benefits of such an arrangement. Calc, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his 1989 British title at Royal Troon, had a nightmare trip to Carnoustie two years ago.
"None of my stuff showed up until Wednesday," Calcavecchia said. "Clubs, clothes, nothing. Absolutely zero. I had to go find some clothes. Not that I'm hugely fat, but when you're looking for double XL stuff over in Scotland, you'd think there were no fat guys anywhere near there. It was a struggle to find something to wear.
"So this is awesome. It's nonstop. You can't lose your luggage. It's a nice plane, everybody has a good time. The food is awesome. It's kind of a no-brainer."