Count Jake Owen among the best golfers in the country music community, just don’t count him as a pro.
Along with Colt Ford, Vince Gill and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Jake is one of the best country singers out on the links. Read any story about Jake and it’s bound to bring up the fact that he got serious about country music in college after injuring his shoulder, which derailed his golf aspirations at Florida State University.
While Jake has played alongside Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the last several years, he doesn’t own one of Jordan’s green jackets, which is awarded to the winner of the Masters.
As Jake told morning show co-hosts Chuck Wicks and Trisha “T.J.” Jenkins, he’s a golfer…just not a pro.
“I didn’t [try to go pro], no I never did,” says Jake. “That was a big misunderstanding that everybody made up and I just got tired of talking about it, so I was like, ‘Yeah, I was pro, actually, at one point, I won the Masters, you didn’t know about that? Look at my green jacket.’”
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