Scottish golfer coming to Boise Open with support of Idaho tribe
Scotland's Jimmy Gunn is visiting Boise for the first time. Gunn is competing in this week's Boise Open.
"There's a lot of green here so it is kind of similar," Gunn said. "It's 100 degrees here. I don't think it's ever been 100 in Scotland."
It's Gunn's first year on the Web.com Tour, and as he strives to make it to the PGA, the semi-professional tours aren't as glamourous as one would think.
"If I bogey the last hole in a tournament it's going to cost me money," he said. "It's another thing you have to think about."
This is Gunn's first voyage to Boise, but he's familiar with northern Idaho.
"They set up this match between 12 Scotish clansman against the Indian tribe at Coeur d'Alene," he said.
Gunn played in a match at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, which is on a Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation. Now, the Tribe sponsors him as he works towards his first tour victory.
"If you don't think you can win, I wouldn't bother teeing up because you have to go in with the mentality of trying to win," he said. "I try to win every tournament that I play in."
As for this week's Boise Open, Gunn says he has to wait and see how the course will play with the temperatures so hot. The Sun can make the greens hard and fast.