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  • First veteran amputee to play in Tour's Boise Open

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf1 day ago

    For the first time in the history of the Tour, a military veteran amputee will compete in an event. Iraq veteran Chad Pfeifer has been given a sponsor's exemption into the Albertsons Boise Open, played July 9-12. 

    The 33-year-old retired U.S. Army corporal and Idaho native lost his left leg above the knee in April 2007 when a roadside bomb exploded and blew up a vehicle in which he and other soldiers were traveling.

    “It’s an amazing opportunity for me and my golf career, but at the same time, it’s nice to get my story out there for other wounded soldiers or people with disabilities,” Pfeifer said. “Hopefully I can inspire them and they can see that anything is possible as long as they keep going."

    Pfeifer took up golf during his recovery process at the urging of fellow soldier Christian Bagge, who lost both of his legs in Iraq, while rehabilitating at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Less than a year after Pfeifer suffered his injury, he played in his first 18-hole round.

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  • Power rankings: The Greenbrier Classic

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    The PGA Tour rolls into West Virginia for the sixth edition of The Greenbrier Classic, played on the resort's Old White TPC course. The C.B. Macdonald-designed course lends itself to low scores, making distance and hot putting especially big factors this week. However, a solid ballstriker who takes dead aim has a great chance. 

    There are a few horses for this course, while others in our top five this week are simply playing great golf. Here's our handpicked handful:

    1. Webb Simpson – Simpson is an absolute must this week. He's got three top-10 finishes in five career Greenbrier appearances. This course suits his eye. Having a very solid season overall.

    2. Bill Haas – Haas is another rare horse-for-course player at Greenbrier. He has a pair of top 10s in four starts, and he's never missed a payday in this event.

    3. Bubba Watson – Last week's winner is making his third Greenbrier start, and he's finished top 30 in both starts. It's a sort-of home game for him, but don't think of that as an edge.

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