A first-round loss at the Open ($12,500) pays more than a first-round loss at New Haven ($4,000), so why should Alex have risked it?
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali