August 21, 2006
Albany - The Hooters Tour is back in Albany for a fifth consecutive year.
The only problem for the tour is that two of the four previous tournaments were rained out.
Which is why the Hooters Tour altered their schedule and moved Albany to the summer instead of winter.
The warmer weather will mean thicker rough at Stonebridge Country Club.
And that should make the course even more of a challenge for field of up and comping professionals. Most are trying to qualify for the Hooters Tour championship tournament in six weeks.
And it can also help them get ready for their ulitmate goal, earning a PGA Tour card in qualifying school.
Hooters Tour director Jeff Harlow said "The season is getting down towards the end. Guys are hoping to start playing well to try to gear their game towards PGA Tour qualifying school and maybe pick up some money in the last month or so of our season."
The Michelob Ultra Classic will start on Thursday and runs through Sunday.