MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) – Baseball legend Roger Clemens has advanced to Friday’s Championship Playoff in the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship held this week in Myrtle Beach.
Since Monday, 3,100 players from 49 states and 25 countries have competed over 72 holes on 60 Grand Strand courses for the right to be crowned “World Champion.”
Clemens – a seven-time Cy Young Award winner – joins 68 individual flight winners (and ties) in a fifth round championship playoff on Friday, Aug. 31 at TPC Myrtle Beach. In his second World Am appearance, Clemens tied Mike Williams of Clanton, Ala. for the top spot in Flight 18 which was shortened to 54 holes due to inclement weather.
World Am participants are flighted based on gender, age and handicap index. The event’s inclusiveness is apparent in its past champions as winners with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won. Four women have hoisted the championship trophy.
Clemens is fresh off pitching in professional baseball for the first time in five years, as he tossed 3 1-3 scoreless innings last Saturday night for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.
“Roger Clemens certainly brings tremendous excitement to our championship playoff in this year’s World Am,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director. “His great play culminates a wonderful week of golf and camaraderie here in Myrtle Beach.”
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