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Club pros get a taste of tour life at PGA Championship

Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are at Baltusrol. So are 20 club pros, who for one week of the year get treated on equal ground as the best golfers in the world.

They drive the same model Mercedes-Benz as courtesy cars. Lockers are in alphabetical order, and it doesn't matter if they give lessons or make millions in PGA Tour earnings. Club pros will have the same tee times as tour players when the PGA Championship starts Thursday.

"When I go back next week to work I'll be a club pro again, but this week I'm out here playing these guys and that's how you have to look at it," Ryan Helminen, a club pro at Ridgeway Country Club in Neenah, Wisconsin said. "I'm...