"The Big Break VI" debuts on The Golf Channel tonight. If you plan on watching the series, and need someone to cheer for, you might consider adopting one of the several contestants with Texas ties. They are:
Annie Mallory - Annie (pictured) is a native of Canada but played collegiately at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a second-team All-WAC selection twice and three-time WAC All-Academic team member.
Sid Corliss - Sid is a Harlingen native who played collegiately at Odessa Junior College and at West Texas State in Canyon (now West Texas A&M). Sid has played in the U.S. Senior Open and four times in the British Senior Open. He's been a teaching pro in Dallas and San Antonio, among other locales.
Jeff Mitchell - Jeff is from Llano and currently lives in Frisco, where he's a member at McKinney's TPC at Craig Ranch. He played collegiately at Texas Tech. He was the Texas Tech women's golf coach beginning in 1990, then also coached the men's team from 1998-2000. Jeff is the only "Big Break" contestant with a PGA Tour victory, having won the 1980 Phoenix Open. He also once shared The Masters lead with Seve Ballesteros.