30 Mar '11, 8pm

Comfortable Vegas finds a home in Houston #golf

Comfortable Vegas finds a home in Houston #golf

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas could barely speak English when he made his first appearance in a PGA Tour event, as an amateur at the 2003 Houston Open. He was 18 then, and qualified less than a year after moving from his native Venezuela to Houston to fine-tune his game with Franci Betancourt, an instructor who had taught him as a boy. Vegas missed the cut, but felt secure enough to make the city his adopted hometown. He's back at Redstone for the Houston Open this week, now a fast-rising tour rookie with a victory already under his belt. The big-hitting Vegas is one of 33 players in the field who have already qualified for next week's Masters. But a win in Houston would have additional meaning to Vegas, a former University of Texas star who now lives only 20 minutes from the course. "That first tour experience was this one here and since that time, it's great to be...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,20622...

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