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These John Deere Basic contenders have a ‘frat home’ this week

These John Deere Basic contenders have a ‘frat home’ this week


Denny McCarthy, Greyson Sigg, Sepp Straka Chris Kirk and Denny McCarthy are all sharing a home this week. They’re all contending too.

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Brendon Todd had no exhausting emotions Saturday night.

In any case, Todd had simply taken the lead on the John Deere Basic after a third-round 66 put him within the driver’s seat for his fourth profession PGA Tour title.

However then got here the query: There’s 5 guys which are on the home this 12 months inside three or 4 pictures of the lead proper now. They kick you out?

Todd laughed as a result of he knew precisely what the home entails.

“My household got here Tuesday to Thursday, so it was enjoyable to spend a while with them,” Todd stated. “Didn’t wish to put them by means of the debauchery of the home.”

Debauchery?! On the PGA Tour?!

The home refers back to the one Todd, J.T. Poston, Patton Kizzire, Greyson Sigg, Denny McCarthy and Ben Kohles all rented collectively a 12 months in the past for this occasion. Poston ended up profitable in 2022 and a lot of the group is operating it again once more. With out Todd and Kohles, Sepp Straka and Chris Kirk bought in on the enjoyable.

“It’s humorous as a result of we’re all fairly good at— we’ve been taking part in a bunch of video games on the home too,” McCarthy stated. “You understand, throwing frisbee, baseball. We’re all fairly good at that stuff too.”

McCarthy stated the home has about six or seven bedrooms they usually have been fortunate sufficient to get the very same one from 2022. It’s a few 15-minute drive east of TPC Deere Run, tucked again within the corn fields.

As soon as the entire crew will get again from the course after their rounds, that’s when the actual competitions begin too.

“It’s been a enjoyable week,” McCarthy stated. “We’ve been taking part in playing cards, board video games, out of doors actions, so it’s been enjoyable. As soon as you allow the golf course to return to the home, everyone seems to be there, and also you simply sort of leap into no matter sport they’re taking part in on the time.”

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Clearly, the relaxed environment is working. Whereas the chief Todd is absent this 12 months, McCarthy entered the ultimate spherical only a shot again in a tie for second. Kirk and Poston have been in a logjam of eight golfers in a tie for sixth. Sigg and Straka have been only one extra shot again in T14. Solely Kizzire missed the reduce.

“Form of looks like faculty golf once more,” Poston stated about the home after his win a 12 months in the past. “I beloved that group environment. I’m nonetheless actual near plenty of my faculty teammates. I simply love the group sport, the group environment, so it sort of has slightly little bit of that really feel.

“Although we’re not taking part in on the identical group you’re coming again to the home and all people is pulling for one another. Yesterday Denny and I performed within the remaining group collectively. We’re going on the market and having enjoyable and attempting to beat one another.”

Earlier within the week, Poston stated it’s widespread for guys to remain collectively in AirBNBs, however it’s not each week gamers can discover a home large enough to accommodate six of them. However when the identical one from final 12 months was out there once more, Poston stated they jumped on it and the PGA Tour’s “frat home” was open as soon as extra.

Jack Hirsh

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Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf group and nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but additionally producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He could be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.





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