SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Host Arizona State has numerous assist this week at Grayhawk Golf Club in its quest to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.
Add former Sun Devil and PGA Tour professional Chez Reavie to the record, three totally different days this week.
“It’s everything for me. I’m actually in town, they’re playing here, it kind of worked out well and the least I can do is come out here and holler at them and give some support,” mentioned Reavie on Tuesday afternoon throughout Arizona State’s semifinal match in opposition to Oklahoma.
A 3-time All-American throughout his time within the desert, Reavie competed in three NCAA Championships – logging particular person finishes of T-4 in 2001 and sixth place in 2003 – so he is aware of the strain that comes with competing for a nationwide title. That’s why he’s out cheering this week, with the hopes of constructing the crew really feel a bit extra comfy with some additional assist.
“You never know how much that can help,” mentioned Reavie, who returned to highschool six years later after turning skilled in 2004 to complete his diploma in political science. “You’re so interested and you want to see them succeed so bad and you want to help them and do as much as you can, but at the same time I have to stand back and not be too much and not get in the way either.”
The two-time winner on the PGA Tour additionally has some inside information about this 12 months’s NCAA Championship, seeing as he used to dwell on the eleventh gap at Grayhawk’s Raptor course.
“I just loved it. It’s a great golf course, great people, when I come out here it’s all friends and family. That makes it fun,” mentioned Reavie, who famous the stark distinction within the course he is aware of, a par-72, and the course this week, enjoying as a par-70.
“It makes it a lot tougher. I like it for them, not so much for myself.”