Masters 2023: Happy but exhausted

Sam Bennett’s heart said one thing. His legs screamed another. In the end, his tired body won out over his wanting mind.

The reigning U.S. Amateur champion who made a huge splash in the Masters last week by contending into the weekend said on Sunday night that he’d like to compete on Monday in the Aggie Invitational hosted by his college team, Texas A&M. The effort would have required Bennett to walk for 36 holes on the first day and 18 on the second.

Exhausted, but clearly torn, the fifth-year senior said after visiting Butler Cabin as the tournament’s low amateur at two under, “I don’t have many more college tournaments left, so I’d like to play in my home event,” the fifth-year senior said on Sunday. “I came back to school to be with my team and do that, so I think I want to play.”


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