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Still leaves ‘Legends’ with laughs, emotion

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on April 28, 2011 at 8:52 am with No Comments »
April 28, 2011 8:52 am

At least when he returned home, Fircrest’s Ken Still could brag he shot golf scores better than his age – with a little bit of help.

Once a year, the 76-year-old former PGA Tour player tees it up in a tournament – at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah. Ga.

Paired with Billy Casper in the super-senior “Demaret” Division, the two golfers shot a pair of 74s (3-over 148) at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa to finish 16th – well back of winners Gibby Gilbert and J.C. Snead (125).

“I played good. I didn’t putt,” said Still, who admitted he felt no ill effects of a dislocated shoulder injury suffered in late January. “The greens were grainy.”

The trip last week was full of fond memories, getting caught up with old colleagues. He had a new partner this year in Casper.

But it also had one dark moment.

Still has played the event the past 4-5 years with Mason Rudolph, who had suffered a series of heart attacks over the past year. The two talked about teaming up in 2012.

As Still made way to his 9 a.m. tee time, he got word that Rudolph had died that morning.

“At 9 a.m., too,” Still said.

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