Despite torrential rain on Sunday, an abbreviated Patriot Cup Invitational was held Monday and as host Dan Rooney put it, the golf wasn’t important, the spirit of the day was.
The tournament was shortened to a five-hole par-3 shootout and spectators were not allowed on the course for safety reasons. Still a good crowd of volunteers and supporters gathered to hear opening remarks by Major Ed Pulido of the Folds of Honor, founder Rooney and David Feherty.
On hand were PGA Tour stalwarts such as Bo Van Pelt, Gary Woodland and Robert Streb along with many Champions Tour regulars such as Corey Pavin and Loren Roberts along with Bob Stoops, Roger Clemens, Kid Rock, Lon Kruger and Robert O’Neill, the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden. Fox Sports 1 broadcast live from The Patriot in Owasso for two hours Monday afternoon.
Those who purchased tickets can apply for a refund or keep their tickets for the 2016 event. Details on refunds will be on www.foldsofhonor.org.