Traverse City’s Hebert Preps for PGA Championship

TRAVERSE CITY – Professional golf’s final major of the year will play out in North Carolina next weekend, and Traverse City Golf and Country Club’s Scott Hebert will be representing northern Michigan in the field.

Hebert’s appearance in next week’s PGA Championship is the fifth for the country club’s head golf professional and first since 2010. Hebert played in the event for four straight years, from 2007-10.

Hebert qualified for the major by finishing in the top 20 of the PGA Professional Championship at Oregon’s Sunriver Resort in June. The 48-year-old finished tied for 16th at two-over par after improving his position by 25 spots on the final day of competition.

Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C., will play host to this year’s event. Having missed the cut in each of his previous four appearances in the PGA Championship, Hebert his focus on his mental approach this time around.

“If I could get relaxed and just play, and play like I’ve got nothing to lose, rather than everything is life or death, I think it’ll benefit me. But that’s easier said than done,” Hebert said. “You know, any time that you’re trying to do well at something, it’s hard not to do it very ‘go hard, go hard, go hard.'”

Hebert plans to fly out to North Carolina on Sunday and will tee it up for the first round on Thursday.