Today I made my way across the dry landscape from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the second leg of my American trip. Phoenix is home to a part of the Gateway Tour. It is probably America’s second strongest pay-for-play tour outside the NGA Hooters Tour.

At this time of the year the Gateway Tour hold a series of events to form what’s called the Desert Summer Series. I will be playing event 7 and maybe 8. The buy in for each event is $1200 and $1600 respectively. Such is pay-for-play.

Due to the dry desert heat, the courses in Phoenix are quite similar to what can be found back in Queensland.