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Jul 262016
 
VERNON, NY - JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

COUNTDOWN TO 98TH PGA

With the season’s fourth major upon us, Capital Area Golf tips our collective hat to Scotia-native Ron Philo, Jr. who played in the PGA Championship the last time it was contested at Baltusrol.

We have several photos of him competing at last month’s Professional National Championship at Turning Stone in Verona. He shot 74-72-78 and missed the cut for the final round. He won the PNC at Turning Stone in 2006, qualifying for another PGA Championship.

Additionally, while at Turning Stone, Philo was a guest with Michael Breed on The Golf Fix. Philo is Director of Golf & Club Operations for Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT.

Look for our exclusive post at noon today, Tuesday, July 26, as Philo looks back at Baltusrol with his sister Laura Diaz on the bag.

“Playing in the 2005 PGA Championship at Balstusrol was certainly one of the biggest and memorable things I’ve ever done. There are so many memories for me.”

-Ron Philo Jr. speaking with Capitalareagolf.com’s Bob Weiner.

VERNON, NY - JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel's Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel’s Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel's Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel’s Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel's Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel’s Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel's Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 25: Ron Philo Jr. and Golf Channel’s Michael Breed during the filming of Golf Fix at the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 25, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 26: Ron Philo hits his shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY - JUNE 26: Ron Philo reads his putt on the sixth hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)

VERNON, NY – JUNE 26: Ron Philo reads his putt on the sixth hole during the first round of the 49th PGA Professional Championship at the Atunyote Golf Club on June 26, 2016 in Vernon, New York. (Photo by Traci Edwards/The PGA of America)