Friday, April 19

James Driscoll Makes 7 Birdies for Boston

James Driscoll
JAMES DRISCOLL WAS PLAYING GOLF TODAY at Harbour Town Golf Links in the RBC Heritage, but his heart and mind were in Boston, his hometown. Driscoll has a Boston apartment that is two blocks from where bombs went off on Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Driscoll has pledged $1,000 to The One Fund Boston for every birdie he makes on tour. The money will aid families affected by the tragedy.

From Brian Wacker at PGATOUR.COM:
Driscoll missed the cut at the RBC Heritage, but he made seven birdies in the process, including three on Friday. His efforts will continue next week in New Orleans. 
As much as he tried to concentrate on golf, Driscoll admitted that at times he couldn't help but think about his hometown, which was on lockdown as authorities were on a massive manhunt for one of the two suspects. 
"Before the round I was glued to the TV and the news," he said. "It's crazy when you watch the news. It's like you're watching a movie. It doesn't seem real. 
"I just hope they catch whoever did it and seek justice."
Driscoll shot 74 and 70 to narrowly miss the cut at Harbour Town. He has played in 11 events this season and has one top-10 finish, earning $307,208.

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