Kid Rock, Kitna, Maltby slated for Buick Open pro-am
BY CARLOS MONARREZ FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER JUNE 23, 2008
Buick Open officials announced that Romeo rocker Kid Rock, Lions quarterback Jon Kitna and Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby will play in Wednesdays pro-am.
Tee times will be announced at tonights drawing party at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Two waves of tee times will run from 7-9 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.
Theres a strong possibility Kid Rock will play in the same group as John Daly, who has received a sponsors exemption to play in this years tournament. Kid Rock and Daly are friends and last year Daly stayed at Rocks home in Brandon Township during the Buick Open.
Hes a lot better golfer than I am a guitar player, I promise you, Daly said of Kid Rock at last years tournament.
Kitna is an avid golfer and a member at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville. Kitna carries a 5.6 handicap and has posted scores from 11 rounds in May with the Golf Association of Michigan.
Maltby is a member at Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods. He has not posted a score with the GAM since Sept. 2, but he has an official handicap of 8.8.
Former Tigers outfielder Bobby Higginson also is scheduled play in the pro-am.