Beaufort resident Mark Anderson is playing his fourth consecutive Heritage. Anderson earned his 2012 PGA Tour card after finishing in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list last season. He'll share his experiences this week in a daily diary, as told to reporter Stephen Fastenau.
It was a fun group for the practice round. We put it together in the morning and it just sort of happened we all played together. I've played a lot with Tommy (Beirshenk) and Will (McGirt). It was good to play with them again and play with David (Duval). I've never played with him before. I've met him several times and he's a nice guy. It was nice to get out there with him.
I worked a little bit on the range after the round, then hit some chips and a few putts, and then called it a day. That was enough practice for me.
It's nice to just be relaxing. I'm back at the house I'm staying at in Sea Pines. I might go out to the beach and read a book or just relax inside and watch some TV, but I don't have much planned. I have some dinner plans tonight with some pro-am partners of mine from the past. It will be nice to catch up with them. I'm going to get a good night's sleep and get after some practice tomorrow.
It's easier to stay in Sea Pines. It's also a lot more fun, as opposed to driving back and forth. It's nice to just be able to leave the course and go to the house and relax and not have to worry about traffic. It's relaxing to be here. I'm staying with a family I've stayed with several times before.
I'm going out to Berkeley Hall tomorrow in the morning to talk to some of the members out there about the Players Amateur. They've asked a few of us alumni of that tournament to go out there and talk to them about that. I plan on hanging around out there, enjoying the great facilities and practicing out there all day.