ABOVE: (Jul. 18, 2014) Christopher Ross’ home on the PGA Tour
Christopher Ross pulls out the driver by day and drives the highways by night. The PGA Tour Canada rookie bought a motor home, loaded up his wife, young child and his three cats and is slowly snaking his way across Canada making pit stops to play in tour events.
“It’s just the way to go.” said Ross. “It’s the way my family and I love to travel. We got our little animals in here. We got our three-and-a-half-year-old baby girl. My wife and I just wouldn’t do it any other way.”
While some golfers competing on the tour fly from stop to stop, many drive themselves across country because of the high travel costs. But the Dundas, Ontario native took it a step further to stay close to his family.
“Times were tough back home just because we were away from each other so we decided to make a big investment,” said Ross. “A lot of these guys fly by themselves and find their friends, sleeping on floors and here I got my own bed.”
Ross’ wife and young child had to fly back home this week for work commitments while he competes in the Staal Foundation Open in Thunder Bay. The 27-year-old already covered over 4500 kilometres and figures he’ll see about 10 to 12,000 kilometres of pavement by the end of the summer.
“Even being Canadian I still haven’t seen some of these parts so you know what, to me this is all new and to me it’s all exciting,” said Ross.
He’s playing some of the best golf of his life. Maybe it’s having his family with him; or maybe it’s because he can just pull into the golf club and stay right at the course all week.
“Being the last guy on the putting green or the first guy on it I think gives me an advantage as well,” said Ross.
If he can crack the top five on the money list by years end it would earn him a promotion to the Web.com tour next season, where journey across America would await.