NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – The Tropicana Pro-Am at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship gives the general public a chance to play Victoria National with a professional golfer, but it also helps the pros and their caddies prepare.
Tim Atsedes is a tour caddy that has been to Victoria National four times, but each year he treats it as a new experience.
Out on the course with four amateurs and his pro, Josh Creel, Atsedes is re-evaluating the course to work with his pro.
As the pro-am group walks the course, the professionals are working out their targets that they’ll use during the tournament.
“We play to numbers, everything is numbers. So, how far it is to this certain point. We have to figure out and everything is dictated by weather, wind, temperatures, so we’re just getting an idea where the ball is going to land where the ball…josh has never played here before, you know, so this is a practice round to see and tell and feel where every shot is going to be and go over that later in the evening.”
Atsedes says that he’s worked with Creel throughout the tour already, and the main goal of the practice during the Pro-Am is to find the nuances of the course to better prepare for the tournament.
(This story was originally published on August 28, 2019)