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John Smoltz Ready for South Georgia Classic
By mustang6560 on 4/27/11
The tee times are out and John Smotlz is set to go Thursday at 9:05 AM in the South Georgia Classic. Smotlz received a sponsor's exemption last month to play the Nationwide Tour event in his home state of Georgia.

Smoltz isn't trying to do anything but play some good golf and I think he will do just that.
"I'm not kidding anybody. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here. I just enjoy golf to the point that I want to test my mettle against the best to see what my best can be," Smoltz, 43, said in a phone interview. "I have a mind-set where I am not afraid of what it looks like at the end, or the failure part of it, or what people think. What I believe is what matters the most.

"In golf, no one is bailing you out. You're basically at the mercy of Mother Nature, your tension, your character. It's just between you and that little ball and the club in your hand."
Having John Smotlz play in the South Georgia Classic is good for the Nationwide Tour. I understand the value and purpose of the Nationwide Tour - it's the PGA Tour's developmental tour - but to be honest, I think I would rather watch an LPGA event. At least with the LPGA, I know it's the best of the best battling it out.

But by having a big name like Smoltz - who has a realistic chance of making the cut - playing in the South Georgia Classic, it will help draw attention and interest to the Nationwide Tour. I know I'll be following him hoping he makes the cut, and then wins it all!

Good luck Smoltz-y!



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