There are a couple ways to get on the PGA Tour. You can practice double-digit hours every day of your young life, sacrificing time with friends and family in a single-minded pursuit of your life's dream.
Or you can sponsor an entire tournament and give yourself an exemption. Whichever.
Meet Ray Halbritter, CEO of Nation Enterprises, which includes the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, the name sponsor of the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Turning Stone is scheduled for the first week of August, and guess who's going to be in the field when they tee off?
Halbritter has passed a PGA of America player ability test, and after he did so, he began looking toward snagging one of the four exemptions each PGA Tour event can offer. "I had a conversation with the people in charge — myself — and I got lucky and approved to play," Halbritter told assembled smiling media at a tournament event.
Now, while there are certainly more talented golfers who could take the exemption, it's not like this isRead More »from The best way to play on the PGA Tour? Buy a tournament