Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Golfer I Didn't Know - Andrew Svoboda
Born in 1979 in New Rochelle, NY. Played golf at Winged Foot growing up. Played golf while attending St. John's University. Qualified for the US Open in 2006 and 2008. He missed the cut in '06 and shot +16 in '08. Has played in two Nationwide Tour events this year. Was first alternate out of this year's US Open qualifying rounds. Initially it didn't look like he'd get to play because Brian Gay won in Memphis, but he eventually got in when Robert Karlsson withdrew with an eye infection. He played nine holes in practice with Tiger Woods this week. "It was awesome. I really learned a lot from watching him. We talked about Winged Foot. When the Open was there, I met him on the 10:th tee." Andrew tees off at 7:44 AM on Thursday, playing with Henrik Stenson and Steve Stricker.