Country legend Vince Gill loves playing golf and wants to play the U.S. Senior Open
by Michelle Hiskey - ESPN
Country singer Vince Gill will celebrate 20 years at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night, and for a warmup, he took his two best friends -- his guitar and golf clubs -- down to Georgia, for a short concert before the PGA Championship.
The 20-time Grammy winner is a scratch golfer who headed to Nashville all those years ago because of his wobbly short game.
"My putter made me a real good guitar player," Gill confessed to the hundreds of blazered club pros who crowded the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
The PGA gave Gill its 2003 Distinguished Service Award for The Vinny, (slogan: "Country's First Major"), his annual tourney that funds junior golf in Tennessee. The same prestigious award went to three-time major winner Larry Nelson after the concert ended.