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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bob Toski had special week during Travelers Championship

Bob Toski (pictured above in background with Ken "Hawk" Harrelson) returned to Wethersfield Country Club two weeks ago, site of one of his five victories on the PGA Tour.

It’s been 61 years since he won the 1953 Insurance City Open at Wethersfield CC, but the memory of the 87-year-old Toski hasn’t faded much since his first PGA Tour victory.

“I remember every hole like it was yesterday,” Toski said at the Travelers Championship. “I knocked it on No. 2 (in 1953). I knocked it on again (two weeks ago), but I played from the front tees. It played a lot shorter than when it played back then. When you are 87, you can play wherever you want to.”

Toski’s nine-hole round of 36 was just a small part of what was a special week for the former Golf Digest magazine instructor.