Sometimes a mulligan is worth mentioning.
Fircrest’s T.J. Bordeaux wanted to play golf at the University of Washington as long as he could remember. The reciprocation was lukewarm, at best.
So, Bordeaux graduated from Bellarmine Prep in 2007, and went off on his own to the University of Pacific to become one of that school’s all-time best products.
In retrospect, would a UW lineup last season consisting of Chris Williams, Bordeaux and Charlie Hughes looked pretty formidable? Sure – or coach Matt Thurmond should think so.
Did it all play out for the best for Bordeaux, who is now set to turn professional and play the Hooters Winter Tour starting in late October in Florida? You betcha.
“I wanted to go to the UW since I was 8 years old,” Bordeaux said Tuesday. “But if I had ended up there, I would have seen my family twice a month, at least. Essentially I would have never left home, and I would have never really depended on myself.
“There (at Pacific), it was all on you grow up, especially in work ethic and working on my own.”
The move to Florida was one of many vital choices he made this summer. First, he hired an agent – Seattle-based newcomer Heather Deranek, who is from Gig Harbor.