DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — The Future Masters draws talented golfers from all over the world, but for some the tournament is right in their backyard.
For Dothan native Brantley Scott he doesn’t need to go any further than his daily work commute.
It’s Brantley Scott’s final year competing in the Future Masters, a tournament he’s played in for 11 years.
“It’s very sad,” Scott said. “This golf tournament has always been the talk of the summer around here, especially for my family because I’ve always had all my family come out and watch and this year I think I’ll have even more people, just a lot of support around the area. It’s been special having all that support. It just makes you feel loved.”
This year will be different than any other because he’s had a little more experience on the course.
Scott is a cart manager at Dothan Country Club so the golfer has spent much of his last eight months working on the tournament course.
When he wasn’t on the clock he was on the course.
“Working out here this year I was able to play the golf course a lot actually and I think that’s going to help a lot,” Scott said. “Especially with green reading and hitting shots, knowing where to hit it and where not to hit it. I think that will be a big factor in my game this week.”
Scott will tee off in the 15-18 group on Thursday.
The Troy University golf signee says the nerves haven’t kicked in just yet.
“Not yet,” Scott said. “I probably will be Thursday before I tee off. I’m kind of just enjoying the experience now.”
Last year, Scott finished 18th in the tournament but now after months of walking the course he’s ready to represent the country club that has meant so much to him growing up.
“I’ll definitely miss playing the golf course a lot,” Scott said. “This place is awesome. Because of Future Masters it’s always been special to me so once I leave I won’t get to play it nearly as much. That’s going to be sad. I just hope I maybe can come back one day and play it a lot.”
Scott says his mindset going into the tournament is just staying in the moment.
He’ll tee off in the first round of 15-18 play on Thursday afternoon around 1:12 pm.