Las Vegas, Nevada (March 12, 2011)–Times are tough and now Las Vegas PGA Tour golfer Nick Watney is doing his best to take money out of the pocket of a barber. With every top 10 finish, Watney's caddie, Chad Reynolds, goes another week without a haircut. The two hatched a plan that there would be no haircut for Reynolds until Nick, who moved to Las Vegas to be closer to Las Vegas Golf Region resident and pro Butch Harmon, finishes out of the top 10. Watney has finished in the top 10 in four-straight tournaments and was looking good for a fifth after two rounds of the Cadillac Championship. .–By Brian Hurlburt.
"My caddie was going to get a haircut in San Diego in our first tournament and we made a deal that as soon as we finish out of the Top-10 then he'll get a haircut," Watney told the media after his second round. "So it's been a couple of months now, we finished every tournament in the Top-10, so it's getting kind of long and nesty." Watney was in a tie for 4th entering the third round after firing rounds of 67-70. Former UNLV golfer Adam Scott was in a tie for 8th.
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Watney has worked with Harmon for several years and the two are already thinking ahead to the 2011 Masters in April. While Watney puts the major aside during competition, winning the tournament is never far from his mind. Watney said that he works on different shots that will be needed at Augusta during practice on the range or on the course. "Maybe not during a tournament but definitely while I'm practicing and stuff," said Watney about his routine. "Butch is a big fan of that, just picturing a hole and hitting a shot for that hole. He and I start talking about the Masters pretty much in December. So we'll do some work on that back home, but as far as out here, I kind of just try to focus on the shot." Quotes courtesy of ASAPSPORTS.com