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August 25, 2007

Rub of the Green: Cassell, Keen were birdie machines at Rea

Rea Park’s Club Championship last weekend saw some of the hottest golf of the season played by Chris Cassell and Chris Keen, a pair of long-hitting par busters who produced birdies faster than Krispy Kreme can manufacture doughnuts.

One would think that a nine-under-par effort by Keen with rounds of 70 and 65 would be enough for the talented linksman to claim the Rea Park Club Championship. Instead, Keen’s 135 was one shot higher that the 66-68-134 total turned in by Cassell.

Keen dialed up the pressure after finding himself three shots down with only two holes to play when he backed his tee shot on No. 17 to within four inches of the cup. When Cassell three putted the margin was one. On the final hole Keen sent his approach 12 feet from the hole while Cassell’s second was six feet away. After Keen holed his putt, Cassell sank his six footer for the win.

When the dust had settled, Cassell and Keen had scored 13 birdies each for the 36 holes, indicating that both should be serious threats in the upcoming WTHI TV News 10 Men’s City Championship scheduled for September 15-16 and 22-23.


In an effort to keep professional golf’s millionaire money winners playing the tour until the season ends, the so called “brains” of the PGA Tour have decided to have a playoff. After all, playoffs abound in baseball, basketball, football as well as many other sports.

So now we have the FedEx Cup. Will it signify the best player in pro golf for 2007? No way, Tiger has already salted away that honor. He has won two World Golf Championships, a major and two other titles along with nearly eight million in prize money.

In previous years many of the PGA Tour’s elite have skipped the Tour Championship and many didn’t show for a tournament that matched all the winners of the previous year’s tourneys.

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