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At 5-3, Kortan is shortest on Tour

Brian Kortan says his only motivation is being the best PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour or mini-tour golfer a 5-3 guy from Albuquerque can be.

Updated: December 5, 2004, 7:50 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- The moment Brian Kortan returns to Albuquerque and sets foot on his home course with his college buddies, the jokes will begin.

"You hear that guy say you were flying under the radar?" they'll ask. "I mean, duh -- where else is a guy your size gonna fly?"

They don't care that Kortan is a PGA Tour pro. They don't care that in about 4½ hours, he will beat their brains up and down Ladera Golf Course and take their money. They just know that he's their buddy. ...

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