WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A couple of former standout Purdue athletes and a professional golfer headlined a charity golf outing at Coyote Crossing Monday in support of the YMCA and Junior Achievement.
College Football Hall of Famer Mark Herrmann and former Purdue basketball player, and NBA player Brian Cardinal appeared at the Lafayette Family YMCA & Junior Achievement 2013 Golf "Fore" Youth Monday.
Earlier in the day professional golfer, and golf TV analyst Peter Jacobsen held a demonstration for those in attendance. Jacobsen, known for his entertaining style and impressions of other golfers nearly as much as he is for his own game, captivated the crowd for almost an hour.
Among his many PGA tour and Champions Tour wins, Jacobsen fictionally won the U.S. Open in the golf movie Tin Cup.
"Probably my easiest win was winning the U.S. Open in Tin Cup," Jacobsen said. "Winning the other tournaments I had to beat real golfers. To win in Tin Cup, I had to beat Kevin Costner and Don Johnson. I had to hit like two shots, and it was so easy."
Jacobsen is known for his laid back style when he plays, often involving the crowd into his game and even poking fun at the patrons.
"There's a lot of cheaters, and I don't put my money in my golf bag, because when I'm putting I know they're digging through my golf bag. So I leave my money in the car locked in my trunk."
Of course the real reason Jacobsen came out was the same as Herrmann and Cardinal, helping to support a great cause.
"Having a chance to come here to Lafayette to do something for the YMCA, and Junior Achievement, I'm big into that. I'm big into charity as all PGA Tour golfers are."
The YMCA and Junior achievement's goal is to raise $40,000 that will go towards helping 25,000 area youth in a variety of ways.
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