Jason Gore Monday qualified for the Northern Trust Open, and is happy to be playing this week, “I live 30 miles away from here, so it’s a major to me, but it’s nice to be back here, actually liking to play golf again.”
The road back to the PGA Tour has not been easy for Gore, who spoke of being turned down for the golf coach position at Pepperdine University two years ago. However, Gore has rekindled his love for the game, and also made a club switch to PING, “I switched to PING just out of the blue. I’ve always loved them…It was fun to go out and hit them again.”
In 2013, Gore finished 58th on the Web.com Tour money list, and has full status on the Web.com this season. He finished T26 at the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open in October, and the Northern Trust will be his second start on the PGA Tour this season.
Gore spoke of how golf allows him to provide a better life for his family, and an encounter with Charles Barkley helped him realize why he plays the game:
So just listening to him say ‑‑ and he was really the one who said, why would you not want to provide a better life for your family, because that’s love, is to provide the better life for them, give them a better life. Not saying money is be‑all, end‑all, but you know, I went through a rough time, and I’ve got the greatest family in the world, and I’d love to be the rock and the support.
It is great to see Jason Gore competing on the PGA Tour. Play well Jason.