Mast, 59, to make first Tour start since ’05
Monday, July 26, 2010
WHITE SULPHUS SPRINGS, W.Va. – Dick Mast must’ve hopped into a Hot Tub Time Machine at his hotel last night.
The 59-year-old journeyman pro earned a berth in the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic this week by shooting a 64 in the Monday Qualifier at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniel, W.Va.
It will be Mast’s first PGA Tour start since the B.C. Open in 2005.
Mast hearkened back to his days as one of the “Monday’s Children,” when only the top-60 were exempt and he and other “rabbits” battled for as many as 20 spots in the field. It was all or nothing. Fail and it was a week without a paycheck. The number of Monday spots was reduced to four when the modern day All-Exempt Tour of top-125 debuted in 1983.
Mast never won on Tour in 332 starts. Mast has played in two Champions Tour events this season. His best finish is T-67 at the Toshiba Classic.