View Full Version : Golfer Dedicates Victory to Grateful Dead

12-03-2007, 06:58 PM
By Associated Press - December 02, 2007

SIEM REAP, Cambodia -- American Bryan Saltus shot a 5-under par 67 to win the inaugural Cambodian Open on Sunday, dedicating his first Asian Tour title to the Grateful Dead band.

Saltus finished with a 17-under 271 total to top third-round leader Adam Groom (71) of Australia by three strokes. Groom was followed by Prom Meesawat (70) and Thaworn Wiratchant (70) of Thailand.

"This is awesome. I would like to dedicate this win to the Grateful Dead, as they have inspired me all the way," said Saltus, who has attended 153 concerts.

Saltus birdied the first three holes and celebrated his win by jumping into the water by the 18th hole. He won $47,550 at the event played near Cambodia's prime tourist attraction, the temple Angkor Wat.

To celebrate the victory, Saltus scored some sick Cambodian Red, a bootleg of the August '72 Berkeley shows, and a '66 21 window microbus that had been listed on ebay by Bill Walton. . .

When last seen on the road to Angkor Wat, Saltus was shouting "The Fat Man Rocks" over the well-amplified sounds of a Mickey Hart drum solo. . .

;) Or maybe not. . .

12-04-2007, 09:33 AM
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!