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Legendary teacher Toski breaks new record with scholarship

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Bob Toski hands off a check to scholarship winner Tyler Pham.

Back when Bob Toski was playing on the PGA Tour, most of American golfers did not play in the Open Championship. The cost of flying from New York to London in 1950 was about $300. The winner of that year's British Open, received a check for $389. Doesn't seem worth the trip.

Toski, now 90 years old, remains one of the most respected golf teachers ever. Friday he held his 5th annual junior golf tournament at St. Andrew's Country Club in Boca Raton.

He's the pro emeritus there, and while he smiled and took pictures with some of the stars of tomorrow, he also raised money for scholarships. One winner took home a check for $12,000.

For the first time this year, Toski gave out a second scholarship for $6,000. Toski says he's hoping to raise that number to $40,000.

Toski has given guidance to a number of players on tour, including West Palm Beach native Brooks Koepka, who is three strokes back of leader Jordan Spieth after the second round of the British Open.


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