NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – The PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship wrapped on Sunday after calling the Commonwealth home for the last few days.
Trey Mullinax took home the title of champion but he was not the sole star of the show.
Although the rain may have at times dampened the mood over the course of the week, the fans still brought a whole lot of excitement, passion, and fun.
Fans young and old made their way to Keene Trace Golf Club to watch some of the best golfers in the world tee it up, and it seemed everyone had a different reason for being there.
“I golf, and I always wanted to be a part of the PGA Tour,” said Emmaline Hoskins. “I actually volunteered Saturday and Friday.”
“Well one because it’s great,” said Kenneth Harris. “It’s a great day to be out in the nice weather like this and enjoying the summer. I wanted to come here too because it’s part of a championship event and I’ve never been to one of these before so he happened to have some tickets and it was great for me.”
“I had a friend invite me along so I took him up on the opportunity to come out,” said James Harris. “I’ve always loved golf, my grandfather played it so.”
The beauty of attending any sporting event is that you don’t need to know anything about the sport you are watching to enjoy yourself.
With that said though, watching the play on the course can certainly be inspiring.
“We haven’t done golf in so long, seeing this just makes us want to get back into doing it,” Harris said.
The Barbasol Championship is the only PGA Tour event hosted in Kentucky, thus providing an opportunity to show off what this state has to offer in multiple ways.
“You can’t find weather and beautifulness like this anywhere else,” Harris said. “These rolling hills are amazing.”
“Everyone here is so nice… and we all share so many of the same values,” Hoskins said. “So much stuff that is special to us like you can ask anyone what Barbasol is, from Kentucky, and they’ll know. They’ll have a story.”