|Woody Austin reminded of perks of winning; Duke, McDowell pick up writers' awards|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
HONOLULU — Woody Austin didn’t make it to the PGA Tour until he was 30, and only then after a decade of playing mini-tours, working as a bank teller and even stocking shelves in a drug store. At least he gets to go out on his terms.
After more than two years of not having full status, the 49-year-old Austin appeared out of nowhere in Mississippi last summer and won the Sanderson Farms Championship. That got him back to Kapalua, which meant the world to him.
“Especially when you’re about to turn 50 and have status,” he said.
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