John Cook has earned success on the Champions Tour, and even recently raised some eyebrows on the PGA Tour. But there’s one win he’d really like to have and that’s at Newport Beach Country Club.
The part-time Corona del Mar resident said it would be meaningful to win the 17th annual Toshiba Classic.
“It’s an important event for me and I really feel that way,” said Cook, who finished third at the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Classic in Mexico Feb. 27. “The [NBCC] golf course fits me.”
And then he joked: “If I can just stay out of my way I should do all right.”
Cook, 53, who has six wins on the Champions Tour, including one this year, said he’ll arrive at Newport Beach Country Club Thursday. The tournament starts Friday. Events are in full swing this week.
When it ends on Sunday, Cook wants to be the one holding the crystal trophy.