Rex Hoggard has the details and repeated use of a quote nicely crafted by his handlers.
“Foregoing my invitations to their championships was a very hard decision. But I feel like now is the time to begin my professional career,” said Knost, who ends his amateur carrer [sp] No. 1 in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings.
“I hope to play in many of their championships in the years to come.”
I guess it would have been tacky if he said toon-a-mint.
Reader Brian notes that Colt Knost could have remained an amateur all through Q-school, and on the off chance he didn't qualify, could have retained his amateur status through the Masters.