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PGA pro helps Philharmonic raise $ via golf

A good field.  A great venue.   And a PGA touring pro.  All were on hand for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra's sixth annual golf benefit  at Victoria National Golf Club on Monday.

PGA tour competitor Nick Watney of Las Vegas was the special guest.  Watney, who joined the tour in 2004, won his first Tour event last year--the Zurich Classic.  But at an outing like the one supporting the Philharmonic, he was just doing his part to help all of the supporters have a good time.

"I'm hitting a shot for them, so I'm trying to keep it dry and hopefully everybody has fun," Watney told 14 Sports' Rich Miller. "Most of the time I have, but I can't lie because sometimes a few balls I've hit have gotten wet but most of the time I've kept it dry!"

So far in 2008 he finished tied for 5th in the Mercedes Benz Championship and was in the top 16 at the Masters.  Each week brings a new challenge for the California native, but the former Fresno State All American still loves his work.

"You win one week and the next week everyone is tied again once Thursday comes. You're back to square one. It's a little different than some other sports but that's what makes it great."

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