There are a lot of new normals on the PGA Tour these days, from nasal swabs to no fans or grandstands and to the missing post-victory embrace greenside with wife or girlfriend. Welcome to pro golf in the COVID-19 era.
But there’s been another, perhaps unexpected, new normal that actually isn’t so new at all: Driving from one tournament to the next.
At least that’s what C.T. Pan and his wife, Yingchun Lin, are doing, eschewing plush but pricey private jet travel as well as the tour’s more affordable but also more crowded weekly charter flight (another new normal) for the open road.
“Before we bought the RV we searched out the routes between tournaments,” Pan said. “It’s not that bad.”
That depends on one’s definition.
The trip from Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, where the tour resumed its season last week after three months off, to this week’s