Former Wildcat golfer Heather Drew to compete in Fry's Desert Classic
Reporter: Lauren Weinberg, Sports Assistant
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Former Wildcat golfer Heather Drew will compete in the Legends Tours' Fry's Desert Classic this weekend at the Ventana Golf and Racquet Club.
Drew, who graduated from the UA in 1981 and joined the LPGA Tour in 1983, had to take a break from golf when she was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis during the prime of her career in 1996.
"I couldn't hold a pencil or a pen, let alone swing a golf club," Drew said.
But she refused to permanently leave the game.When Drew had to stop golfing because of her disease, she became a caddy.
"I learned a lot about myself," Drew said. "I was kind of a hot head, being on the other side of the bag I saw how self-defeating that was."
The retired golfer has caddied for a total of five LPGA players since retiring from the tour in 1999 but this year has returned to the Legends Tour. Drew will compete this weekend with Allison Finney, the first woman who offered her a caddy position in 2000.
Drew's golfing future remains uncertain as she still doesn't have a set retire date. She is just enjoying the game that has helped her cope with her disease.
"If you have a passion and you love something like I love this, it makes having MS a lot easier," Drew said.
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