There's a full field for the 77th Cobb Championships
For the last several years, the Irvin Cobb Championships at Paxton Park have grown in popularity. This year that was apparent when the field for the tournament filled up in record time.
Paxton Park Club Pro Danny Mullen says it took just eleven days to complete a full field of 44 pros and 91 amateur players. Mullen attributes that to word of mouth from other area tournaments.
Players say the competition at the Cobb keeps getting better every year. It also helps that the entry fee isn't too steep to compete.
"It's a fun event," Massac County alum Mason Jacobs said. Jacobs is making his pro debut this weekend at the Cobb. "There are so many local people that come out to watch," Jacobs added. "It's good for a local pro to get a chance to get that tour event feel."