Brett Quigley, Champions Tour Players Honor Devon at TimberTech Championship
Players competing in this week’s TimberTech Championship on the PGA Tour Champions Tour will honor Rhode Island’s Devon Quigley by wearing white ribbons on their hats.
Caddies will do the same and Golf Channel announcers will pay tribute to Devon during the broadcast.
“One of the most humbling days of my life, to see all these greats help out a former club pro. But that’s what professional golfers do — we help each other,” said Devon’s father, and RI Golf legend, Dana Quigley in a quote to Golfweek.
Devon’s cousin, Brett Quigley, is in the field this week on the Champions Tour.
“Devon was like my little brother. He was born 15 years to the day after me. I was with him Saturday and I ended up leaving abruptly because something didn’t feel right. Dana is doing better now; when we spoke Sunday, we couldn’t even talk,” Brett told Golfweek.
This past Thursday, (November 2), a celebration of life was held for Devon at Crestwood Country Club.
Devon hated the color black, so only bright colors were allowed.
Hence, the white ribbons this week.
“Devon and Dana, the colorful pinks, yellows and reds, all those flowered shirts. It couldn’t be bright enough for the two of them,” Brett told PGA Tour.com.
According to Golfweek, there is expected to be another Celebration of Life for Devon down in Florida in early January.
Tournament Round 1
As for the tournament, Brett is three-over through the first round and in a tie for 33rd.
Entering the week, he sits ninth on the Champions Tour points list and has a chance to win the entire Charles Schwab Cup.
Billy Andrade is tied for 45th at six-over par.
Coming into this week, he is on the playoff cut line and needs a good weekend to advance in the playoffs.