by Jeff Skinner
The Sony Open is the first full field event for the PGA Tour and the first opportunity for all those new faces to strut their stuff and prove they belong on tour. One of those fresh faces is Bud Cauley and he is picking up right where he left off last year.
Cauley,21 turned pro just before the U.S. Open last year after earning All-American honors at Alabama for three years and then starring on the 2009 Walker Cup. He avoided Q-School and earned his card last season by earning enough prize money to qualify in just eight tournaments. He became only the seventh player to earn his card that way joining Gary Hallberg, Scott Verplank, Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore. He made seven cuts and finished in the top ten twice with his best being a third at The Frys.com Open where his check for $340,000 put him on the tour this season.
Cauley was having fun yesterday at The Sony Open as he carded eight one putts on his way to a four under 66 and a tie for fifth. This is a kid that likes to have fun and if he could play a round with his “Dream Foursome” it looks like it would be a riot. His Dream Foursome would consist of Megan Fox, Carrie Underwood and Jack Nicklaus. Now I’d pay money to see that.