Maybe the Auto Club would route him differently. Likewise, one of those talking GPS contraptions. But Rich Beem has settled on a unique and personal direction of travel. The road from his home in Austin, Texas, back to the PGA Tour will run through Ahmedabad and then continue in Pune before winding up in Panama City.
Ahmedabad and Pune, as in cities in India?
Panama City along the legendary canal?
Beem laughs, knowing it doesn't compare with the relatively simple PGA Tour road that some are on right now -- you know, going all the way from Palm Springs to San Diego to Phoenix to Pebble Beach, quick hops where there's barely time for beverage service. But few colleagues embrace a perspective and a humility like Beem, who sees his predicament as something he created -- and something he can try to fix.
Having finished 186th on the money list a year ago, Beem tried to regain his status at Q-School, only to withdraw halfway through second stage. A family situation arose, and he said "...