Tour Report: 6-iron, nothing else, for nine holes

Mike McAllister

Two-time PGA TOUR winner Paul Stankowski participated in an unique nine-hole challenge Monday set up by a Dallas sports radio station, 1310 The Ticket.

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Stankowski, using only a 6-iron, shot a 6-over 42 on the front nine at Bridlewood Golf Club near his home in Flower Mound, Texas. That was four shots higher than former high school player George Dunham, an amateur who was allowed to play with a full set of clubs. Dunham is one of the hosts on the station’s morning drive show.

Stankowski had one bad hole, suffering quadruple bogey on the second hole after finding a fairway bunker. Otherwise, he played solid with just the lone club, even making birdie on one par-4 hole after nearly holing out from the fairway for eagle. He said the biggest challenge was on the greens when he used the 6-iron as a putter.

"Every club in my bag worked great except my 6-iron," the good-natured Stankowski joked after the nine holes.

Stankowski will get a chance later this week to play with his full set of clubs when he competes in the Nationwide Tour’s United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club.