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Jhonattan Vegas takes long road back

Updated: January 30, 2011, 7:13 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- It is hard to imagine dreaming this stuff, much less living it.

Jhonattan Vegas hails from Venezuela, where the country's president has decreed golf an "elitist" sport and saw to it that golf courses disappeared.

Vegas started playing the game with broomsticks and rocks in his native land, and nine years after leaving the country, he is card-carrying member of the PGA Tour and a tournament winner.

And on Saturday at Torrey Pines, he got ...

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