ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Spike McRoy, the 2002 B.C. Open champion, returned to En-Joie Golf Club this week for the first time since 2005. The B.C. Open is the only event McRoy won during his PGA Tour career. Now at 50-years-old, McRoy will play in his second career PGA Tour Champions event this weekend as a sponsor exemption in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open and he told 12 Sports, he still vividly remembers the feeling of winning in Endicott.
"’Did I just make that putt on the last hole,’" said McRoy recalling his emotions. "I turned around and before I knew it, I didn’t even go to the hole to get my ball out. I’m like, to my caddie, ‘get my ball out.’ But, what a treat, life-changing event for me."
McRoy wasn’t able to play a practice round at En-Joie on Tuesday as lightning forced the players off the course around 10 a.m. and heavy rain kept the course closed the rest of the day. McRoy told 12 Sports, it’s just like a rain delay. It’s not what you want. You just have to wait it out, but it does make the weekend a bit more challenging without the extra practice.
"No doubt (it’s more challenging)," said McRoy. "For some, it’s my first event here (in some time). For some that are flying in a certain time to do specific things and then you get here and you can’t do it, of course. "It changes a little bit, but we’re all use it to."
First round of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open tees off Friday.