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Once in a lifetime: Local pro to play in PGA major
By Brady Bingham
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles featuring Valley View head golf professional Dustin Volk, who will play in this year’s PGA Championship, one of the four ‘majors’ on the PGA Tour. The Standard-Examiner will follow Volk for the next week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., site of the tournament. Keep track of the coverage at www.standard.net and updates on Twitter at @bbingham or @standardex or @standardexsport, as well as on Facebook.
LAYTON — Adam Scott, the top-ranked player in the world and Masters champion, will be there. Rory McIlroy the reigning British Open champion, and Martin Kaymer, the U.S. Open champions will be there too, along with traditional favorites like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
But teeing up against the big boys at the PGA Championship, the season’s fourth major, Aug. 4-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., will be Davis County’s own Dustin Volk.
Volk’s story is the epitome of the PGA Championship. At 40 years old (41 in September), the head professional at Valley View golf course in Layton, a former Weber State University team member, and a family-loving father of three, earned a spot in the tournament by finishing tied for fifth at the PGA Professionals National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the end of June. Volk landed a spot in that tournament after a second-place finish at the Utah Section PGA Championship in September of 2013.
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