(Wayzata, MN) — Professional golfer Tim Herron of Wayzata turned 50-years old earlier this year and has now been playing on the P-G-A Champions Tour in recent weeks, finishing 17th at an event in Michigan earlier this month. Herron is playing in a Champions event in Akron, Ohio this weekend, before playing back-to-back tourneys in Missouri to round out August. Then, he takes part in the P-G-A Champions Tour Sanford International presented by Cambria in Sioux Falls from September 7th through 13th. He says he considers that a “home” tournament because of its proximity to the Twin Cities. The event will be contested at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, a venue Herron played earlier this summer with a couple of practice rounds. Herron says his game is coming into shape and he will rely on his distance off the tee to try to put himself into contention in the upcoming weeks. The Sioux Falls event will be played in front of fans, the first such event for the Champions Tour in awhile. Herron says playing competitive rounds with no fans has been strange, calling it almost like playing practice rounds. He looks forward to having galleries at the event in South Dakota next month. Herron, who is nicknamed “Lumpy,” will likely be a fan favorite in Sioux Falls.
Tim Herron spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm: