The PGA TOUR is making its yearly stop in Alabama for the Barbasol Championship, held on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Opelika, Ala., outside of Auburn.
As is usually the case, the tournament held a pro-am featuring big spenders and celebrities. This year’s edition though featured a group though that would be of specific local importance. And the first win of the Auburn season, of sorts.
The group that included Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn, athletic director Jay Jacobs and former Auburn All-American golfer Michael Johnson won the Barbasol Championship’s Pro-Am on Wednesday.
The group of five, that also included two Auburn boosters, won with a score of 12-under 60. This despite Malzahn’s apparent distraction in his golf game.
“The great thing about today is that Gus has obviously flipped the switch mentally,” Jacobs said jokingly to Matthew Stevens of the Mongomery Advertiser. “He’s not thinking about golf and he’s clearly thinking about football by the way he played today. I’m glad for that because it’s time for him to flip that switch.”
Several other notable Auburn alums, including Major League Baseball pitcher Tim Hudson, also participated in the pro am for the yearly event held in Alabama.
It was a good break and obviously a fun time for the Auburn faithful as “War Eagles” rang through the golf course as the coach and athletic director were at least present on the golf course for their team’s win.