One prominent national golf writer recently called Ken Kennerly “the luckiest guy on earth.” And that was before the considerable resources of sports conglomerate IMG aligned forces with Kennerly via its April purchase of the Honda Classic.
Kennerly won’t argue the point. Since he took over as executive director of Palm Beach County’s PGA Tour event in 2006 and gave it a permanent home at PGA National, it’s certainly been a bit of serendipity that dozens of the world’s best golfers — including No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Rory McIlroy — have decided to call the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast home. And landing a favorable spot on the calendar at the start of the Florida swing hasn’t hurt, either.
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