2010 Season: Memphis; Visiting Elvis at Graceland & Beale Street too!

In front of Graceland... what a tour!

In front of Graceland… what a tour!

2010 was the year that I followed the PGA TOUR pursuing CBS Sports at as many events as possible. It was my second year to venture out to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. Then come back for Tiger’s historic speech at TPC Sawgrass and do the Florida Swing with NBC Sports including the Tavistock at Isleworth CC. Next up was my second Masters (Phil Mickelson’s third win) with CBS Sports followed by Hilton Head and a road trip up to Charlotte to see Rory McIlroy win for the first time in America at Quail Hollow Club. Then it was back home to Ponte Vedra Beach for THE PLAYERS Championship (Tim Clark) before heading west to Texas for the Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan’s Colonial.

On the way up to Jack’s Memorial Tournament in Columbus, Ohio that is when I stopped off in Memphis, Tennessee to visit Graceland and pay my respects to Elvis! Also, how could one be in Memphis without a visit to Beale Street?

Beale Street and the great B.B. King's Blues Club!

Beale Street and the great B.B. King’s Blues Club!

After the Memorial I headed out to Pebble Beach again to see Graeme McDowell win the one hundredth U.S. Open. After being in my hometown for the Champion’s Dick Sporting Goods Open I headed south to Aronimink GC for Tiger’s tournament and the Greenbrier, witnessing Stuart Appleby’s magical 59 to win! I headed north for the wild & wacky PGA Championship at Whistling Straits won by Stuart Appleby and caught the Barclays Playoff event at Ridgeway CC in New Jersey. Then I took a memorable trip out to Las Vegas to witness history as Jonathon Byrd suddenly won a sudden death playoff with an ace! The year ended quietly in Florida attending both the LPGA and PGA TOUR Q-Schools. My what a year 2010 was!

But here are the memorable Memphis pictures! Enjoy!