Continuing my rounds (no pun, here!) with the local PGA Tour players. On Friday, we detailed how busy Puyallup’s Ryan Moore was in the offseason business-wise (link is here on his new company and acquisition).
Moore had what was his most consistent of seven seasons on the PGA Tour in 2011:
18 made cuts in 22 tournaments, $1.94 million in season earnings, runner-up finish at Travelers Championship
Moore graded his season as a “solid ‘B’.”
Some quick-hit stuff from my recent interview:
* Moore was married in mid-October, played one tournament in Malaysia (he withdrew from the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic after two rounds) before going on his honeymoon in Melanesia.
He really hasn’t touched a golf club much since then, instead focusing on fitness.
“I realized through last year, after putting so much time in swing stuff, the conditioning wasn’t holding up its end of the bargain,” Moore said. “I had nagging stuff here and there.”
The UNLV product said he will play a lot on the West Coast – starting with the Bob Hope Classic on Jan. 19.
* With the formation of Moore’s new course-management franchise – RMG Club – Jason Moore and JD Rastovski, his co-caddies over the past half-decade, will no longer be on the bag.
In early December, Moore hired longtime veteran Tony Navarro, who most recently served as Adam Scott’s caddie much of last season. He also caddied for Greg Norman.