Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Texans on CBS' "Reality Golf" Series

The second season of CBS's "reality golf" series, "PGA Tour 18 - Golf’sUltimate Road Trip," begins airing on May 7. Eight contestants, split into two teams, will play 18 holes in 10 different states over the course of 13 days. And it turns out that three of those eight contestants are Texans.

The Texas contestants are (blurbs provided by CBS Sports):

Roland Bassett, 50, Cypress – A business development manager for a technology company, Roland has been married for 17 years and has three children. He has been playing golf for 20 years and is almost entirely self-taught.

Dana Batiste, 39, Houston – A former linebacker at Texas A&M (1984-1987) who was drafted by the Dolphins, Dana saw his NFL career cut short by a knee injury sustained in a preseason game against the Eagles. Now a six handicap, Dana’s favorite PGA TOUR player is Vijay Singh because of his tireless work ethic.

Troy Hitt, 32, Humble, TX – This married father of four held a PGA of America teaching card from 2002-2004, after shooting a 71 in the final round of his Player’s Ability Test. The mild-mannered Texan doesn't drink and claims he never loses his temper. His favorite PGA TOUR player is Davis Love III, because he is "the perfect gentleman and a professional who puts his family first."

A guy from Cypress, one from Humble and another from Houston. CBS' talent scouts must have spent a couple weeks in the Bayou City. The series will be hosted by CBS golf analyst David Feherty. The three one-hour episodes will air May 7, 21, and 28, from 1-2 p.m. on CBS.

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