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QUIGLEY'S HOLIDAY

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A hip injury coupled with travel difficulties persuaded Dana Quigley to skip last week's Senior British Open, thus ending his record streak of playing in 264 consecutive Champions tour events (278 straight counting only those he was eligible for). "I can't tell you how much I hate not going," Quigley said. "It's the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I think it's the right call." So what did Quigley do with his first week off since 1997? Here's a peek at his day-to-day activities.

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DAY

NORMAL
WEEK

LAST
WEEK

MON.

Arrive at event, play in pro-am

Fly to Florida, open up house, dinner at Outback

TUE.

Work on the practice range from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two hours of acupuncture, hung around yard, took a swim, had a shiatsu massage after dinner

WED.

Either play in pro-am or work on range from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More acupuncture, had a 1 p.m. tee time with my dentist (made eight birdies)

THU.

Play in pro-am

More acupuncture, got teeth cleaned (he found a cavity), teed off with my dentist at 4 p.m., watched tape of Senior British (so glad I didn't go)

FRI.

Play in event

Played in a pro-am with my wife and two guys who can't break 100, more shiatsu, cruised the mall with the missus

SAT.

Play in event

Played with some local guys, the shiatsu-acupuncture double play, grilled burgers, watched Red Sox beat White Sox

SUN.

Collect check

During 8 a.m. round filmed segment for PGA Tour Sunday, got another massage, then got ready to go to U.S. Senior Open (time off is overrated)

 

STREAK STATS

Years = 9
Rounds = 855
Strokes = 59,978
Stroke Avg. = 70.15
Wins = 10
2nds = 18
Top 10s = 108
Top 25s = 198
Earnings = $11,262,544
Per Start = $40,512
Per Round = $13,173
Per Swing = $187.78

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Mark Almond/Birmingham News/AP (Quigley)