Hot off his 2010 Harvest Classic win, Bob Hayes knows that he is the one to beat this year. When asked for a comment Bob seemed a bit frustrated that nobody in the 2010 field provided any competition. “Had I known how bad I would have schooled all of these clowns, I would have looked for a more competitive tournament,” Bob added. It is hard to argue with his comments as Bob Hayes won the 2010 Harvest Classic by 10 points against the second place Tom Hayes. When Hayesvsion tracked down Tom Hayes on the driving range this week he refused to comment about losing so bad to his younger brother. As we left him at the range we did discover a picture of Bobby attached to his golf bag with the words, “You’re Mine!” written across his face.
Those of you have have followed along with the Harvest Classic over the years know that this tournament brings some of the best (and worst, in my case) talent from across the country every year. This year the field returns to Innisbrook Golf Resort, home of the Transitions Championship PGA tournament. The cast of characters will look much the same as last year, but the competition is sure to be more intense. Hayesvision was able to track down Vern Shukoski on the Florida portion of his book signing tour for his latest publication, “How to Improve Your Handicap By Playing The Back Tees”. Although we weren’t able to spend much time with the busy Shukoski all three fans in attendance could tell that he was out for blood in 2011. The only comment we could get out of Vern was, “If I keep throwing darts with my 9 iron, this tournament will be over by Friday!”
With only two career Harvest Classic wins to his name, Don Hayes is wondering, “When is it Kenny’s turn to bring the trophy back to A-Town?” Sources say that the putting green lights have been on long into the night at his Scottsdale residence. Those sources are not sure if he was actually using those lights to putt or if he just forgot to turn them off. With plenty of opportunity to work on his game look for Don to be in the final group on Saturday.
Coming off one of the worst performances recorded in Harvest Classic history, Tom Duffy is looking to shock the world with one of the greatest comebacks ever seen. He was spotted working with swing coach Jeff Riester to get his lunge timed to perfection. Tom Duffy said that if doesn’t finish better than last year he will be sending his daughter Kate to uphold the family name.
Time will tell how the 2011 Harvest Classic Tournament unfolds but one thing is for certain, there will be some really good…. and really bad…. golf played next weekend. Stay close by your computers and mobile devices for daily tournament updates, commentary, and photos from yours truly. Be sure to pick who you think will win the 2011 Harvest Classic in the poll to the right.