JOHANNESBURG – Branden Grace has a very definite reason for wanting to retain his place in the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking by the end of this year. It’s a big reason, involving a little guy.
Grace tees it up in Thursday’s first round of the South African Open ranked 50th in the world. And he’s determined to keep his place in the top 50 by the end of the year for one reason alone.
“The main thing for me, having a young son now, is that you dream of your son caddying for you in the Par 3 contest ahead of The Masters.
"I told my wife I want him to caddie for me there. So just making it to Augusta National to play in The Masters is great. But making it there and having him caddie for me in the Par 3 contest sounds even better. So that’s my goal,” Grace said.
And it doesn’t matter to Grace that his son, Roger, will be just around one-year-old at the time.