The Jones Cup, with its two-best-ball format, encourages players to go for broke.
But Rich Ortega is living proof that success in golf comes to those who make their own breaks.
Orgeta, recently named a Professional Golf Assn. professional, will be one of five players to represent Newport Beach Country Club in the 12th annual Jones Cup.
The tournament that pits two pros, the men's champion, women's champion and men's senior champion from the four Newport-Mesa area private clubs against themselves, tees off Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach.
It's the third Jones Cup for Ortega, who will team with head pro Paul Hahn, men's champion Jeff Bloom, first-time women's champion Isako Takada and senior champion Bob Kraft.
Hahn has played in all 11 previous Jones Cup events, the first four of which featured two-person teams. Kraft was Hahn's partner in the first Jones Cup in 2000.