Golf pro looking to change his story, make the cut at Valhalla


by Jeff Woods

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 31 at 8:10 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Louisville is already being called the most successful PGA event, even before the first golfers tee off on the first Thursday in August. 

For the top names in the golf community, anything less than the Wanamaker Trophy would be a disappointment, but not all  the golfers participating have the trophy in mind. 
Bob Sowards just wants to make the cut. He will be playing in his fourth straight PGA Championship and his seventh overall, but he has never made the cut in a pro event, something he hopes will change at Valhalla.
His most memorable moment  at the PGA is one he’d soon like to replace. 
"Missed the cut by one with triple bogey on the last hole. Will always remember that, which is unfortunate. I know I should've made the cut at that one. I just went brain dead," Sowards said. 
It is a moment that he has to recall more often than he’d like. 
"Talking to members and guys, they say ‘What's your best finish?’ And I say, ‘Uhh I haven't made the cut yet.’ which is...kinda sucks," Sowards said. 
So his goal at Valhalla during PGA week is to make the cut, giving him a new story to tell. 
"I want to make the cut. If I shot 69 all four rounds, that would be really good for me and I'd be happy," he said.
Something that should help Sowards’ next week, that he said this golf course suits his style of play.