2017 DSGO: McCarron Beats Mr. 59 Sutherland in a Shootout at the En-Joie Course!

_Scott McCarron Trophy Pic 2017 DSGO

2017 DSGO Champion Scott McCarron! Photo Credit: PressConnects.

Scott McCarron. coming off his first Senior Major victory, the Constellation Senior Players Championship, won for the fifth time of the PGA TOUR Champions! The 3-time PGA TOUR winner shot 20-under par and won by one stroke over Kevin Sutherland who shot a record 59 on this same En-Joie Golf Course in 2014. McCarron nearly tied the tournament record score of 21-under par set by Lonnie Nielsen in his 2009 win!

This was one Dick’s Sporting Goods Open that I wish I did not miss! I was up in Binghamton earlier in the summer but worked the PGA Championship in Charlotte at Quail Hollow with CBS Sports. After witnessing Justin Thomas win his first Major I headed south to Florida.

3I did however play En-Joie a few weeks before the tournament and it was in excellent shape! A relatively ‘easy’ course for the Senior Pros is an increasingly difficult one for Yours Truly! ‘Play where the Pros Play’ does not equate to ‘Play like the Pros Play!’ But what a thrill and yes there were some good shots to remember!

Congratulations Scott McCarron! I look forward to the 2018 DSGO!