Dick's Sporting Goods Open continues with Pro-Am, UHS Golf Expo

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Day 2 of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open had some low scores, as low as 17 under.

Some of the golfers who didn't tee off yesterday had a chance to check out the course today and also got to try out chicken and pork spiedies and some meatball sandwiches from Mario's.

Thursday's action included previous champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer, along with Colin Montgomerie.

He says it's great to be back in Endicott.

"I'm always amazed at the conditioning of the courses north of the arctic circle like we are here. It's amazing how you can get it in such great condition during just a 6 month season considering all of the snow and ice you get here. It's fantastic. It's great to be back and again, and although my schedule has prevented me from being here over the last few years, I'm delighted to be back again," said Montgomerie.

Also taking part in today's pro-am was Alfonso Rubeiro of America's Funniest Home Videos.

You may also recognize him as "Carlton" from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

He signed some autographs and posed for photos during his round.

On Wednesday night, people learned about the relationship between golf and health from a professional.

Peter Jacobsen hosted the UHS Golf Expo last night at En-Joie.

Jacobsen has been a PGA professional for 40 years, earning 22 victories.

The NBC Sports commentator signed autographs and spoke to people about health and wellness, along with the importance of teaching the game to youngsters.

He says more opportunities need to exist to ensure golf doesn't go extinct for the next generation.

"Every year, we come back and see the young boys and girls who want to learn the game.  If we don't create teaching and playing opportunities for the kids to learn the game, golf courses of today will be the housing developments of tomorrow," said Jacobsen.

Jacobsen also gave some golf tips, including advice on swings and lowering your score.


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