Fort Worth resident Mark Brooks, winner of the 1996 PGA Championship, is among the competitors entered in this week's Nationwide Tour event in Morelia, Mexico.
The Mexico Open will be Brooks' first Nationwide start of the 2008 season and only the third of his career. Brooks, 46, last held exempt status on the PGA Tour during the 2006 season. He played in 18 PGA Tour events in 2007, earning $162,839 (204th on the season money list). He also entered two Nationwide events, missing one cut and finishing tied for 37th in the other.
Brooks plans to split his schedule among both tours again this season, playing primarily on sponsor's exemptions at PGA Tour events. Brooks, who joined the PGA Tour in 1983, has earned more than $9 million in his career as a professional golfer. Among his seven victories at PGA Tour events, three came during the 1996 season, when he finished third on the season money list with $1,429,396.
_ Jimmy Burch