About a month ago, I made the declaration that I was becoming a pro golfer. Since then, I know there's been a bit of confusion around the idea, so I'm here to set the record straight.
It's true. I'm 100% serious.
Here's the timeline I am following:
1 Year from Today (June 18, 2021): I will be a scratch golfer.
5 Years from Today (June 18, 2025): I will be a touring professional golfer.
10 Years from Today (June 18, 2030): I will be a professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
That's it. That's the roadmap. I figure if I can't show the combination of talent and hard work to get to scratch in the next 12 months then I might as well forget about it. From there, I have four years to turn 72 into a 67. And for the final push I don't really know what to expect, so I'm giving a random five years for the transition to the big time.
This makes me a PGA player at 37.
For everyone who thinks this is impossible, we will find out together.
As for now, other than some nagging injuries due to "terrible technique," I feel great about it. This weekend I'm meeting up with Riggs in Pinehurst to keep my official score for the first time ever. I'm still at the point where I hit out of bounds and three put almost every hole so it will get ugly, BUT it will work for the "Before" in my "Before & After." I will have a camera crew follow me so you guys can see what I've got, and so that there's footage for the inevitable documentary.
Lastly, for the people who don't follow me on social media and this is coming out of nowhere, check out this episode of Fore Play where I told our golf guys what I'm thinking:
Let's go pro.