You can’t help but cheer for a guy like Gary Christian. The Adams Tour Staff member never gave up on his dream of playing on the PGA Tour and finally got the opportunity, at the youthful age of 40, when he received his PGA Card once the 2011 Nationwide Tour season wrapped up. Gary has put together a solid rookie season so far in 2012 with 2 Top 25 finishes and 10 cuts made. He’s about as friendly as they come, interacting with fans, accommodating any and all media and sponsor requests, and entertaining his many followers via Twitter (@GazzaGolf1966).
Recently, the New York Times spotlighted Gary during the Travelers Championship played at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. They wrote about his years selling knives, life on the road as a struggling mini tour pro and how he handles the fact that he’s the oldest rookie playing on the biggest golf stage in the world.
After 14 years in golf’s minor leagues, Gary Christian is the oldest first-year player on the tour this season. But as he is quick to point out, “It’s not like I’m some doddering old man with a walking stick.”
To read the NY Times article, go here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/sports/golf/long-journey-for-40-year-old-pga-rookie-gary-christian.html?_r=2&ref=sports