Las Vegas, Nevada (September 5, 2010)–Las Vegas Golf Region resident and PGA Tour star Charley Hoffman and his wife, Stacy, created the Charley Hoffman Foundation in 2009 to raise awareness and financial support for a variety of children’s charities in their native San Diego as well as their adopted hometown of Las Vegas. On October 18, Hoffman is the host of the inaugural Charley Hoffman Foundation Pro-Am, in conjunction with Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. But this weekend, Hoffman, who opened with rounds of 64-67, is busy trying to win the second event in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Deutsche Bank Championship, and the good karma is with him. LIVE SCORING.–By Brian Hurlburt.
Hoffman and the rest of the field have dealt with tough weather conditions in the first couple rounds, including the first round which included the lift, clean and place rule due to wet conditions, at least during some of the round. "You have your ball in hand yesterday when it was perfectly dry, so obviously that made it a little easier," said Hoffman, following his second round. "And then zero wind yesterday and it was blowing probably a good 20 miles an hour today and had to play it down. So it definitely played harder this afternoon." Hoffman is one of several golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses in the field at the Deutsche Bank.
The Las Vegas Golf Region is the home to more than 30 tour pros who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Also, the area is the home to more than 50 Las Vegas golf courses including the Ted Robinson-designed Rhodes Ranch Golf Club. Rhodes Ranch features 18 holes of friendly golf, and will be re-opening on September 16 from the overseeding process. Rhodes Ranch offers green fees usually under $125, and many times starting at under $100. You can click now to view the official website of Rhodes Ranch Golf Club where you can reserve your tee times in Las Vegas online.
Among the other Las Vegas golfers in the field who made the cut are Adam Scott, Kevin Na, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, and Nick Watney. Those missing the cut were Alex Prugh, Chris Riley, and Chad Campbell. Campbell pulled another boneheaded move by not official registering for the tournament and was disqualified following his first round. Campbell fired a 72 but when tournament officials realized he hadn't officially registered, he was kicked out. This is the second time Campbell has been at a PGA Tour tournament and not been able to play due to incomplete paperwork. The same thing happened in 2009 at the season opening Sony Open in Hawaii when he flew there only to be told he wasn't in the tournament.
"You just can't believe you make a mistake like that," said Campbell. "Obviously disappointed that I'm not getting to play today, but that's the rules. That's the way it goes … it would have been nice to go out there and play good today and finish up the week pretty good and hopefully get into next week. But that's the way it goes." Campbell will now not qualify to continue in the FedEx Cup playoffs, but he did say he will be playing in the Timberlake event in Las Vegas, and most likely will be participating in the Hoffman pro-am. And maybe picking up a few good karma points of his own.
Hoffman is looking ahead to his pro-am the week playing in his adopted hometown. Las Vegas, Nevada (June 30, 2010)–"It feels great to be able to give to a community that has supported myself and my golf career since college," says Hoffman. "I wouldn't be who I am without the PGA Tour and Las Vegas. "It will probably be one of the best golf experiences you can have in golf. You will get to play the same golf course as the pros during the same week as the PGA Tour event. You get to experience what the pros go through week in and week out with the speed of the greens and the length of the rough in a more relaxed atmosphere than most pro ams. It will also give you a chance to meet a quality pga professional and maybe do some business with clients on the golf course at the same time." You can click now to view the official information for the Charley Hoffman Foundation Pro-Am. DBC Quote: ASAPSports.com.