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Perfect Pair: Guthrie brothers mix golf with pleasure on the PGA Tour

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Big brother Zach Guthrie (left) continues to help his younger brother (Luke) thrive as a professional golfer. Big brother Zach Guthrie (left) continues to help his younger brother (Luke) thrive as a professional golfer.

SILVIS, Ill. (WGEM) -- It's not exactly typical to see brothers walking the fairways and patrolling the PGA Tour greens.

It's also unlikely to find two siblings who work better for the same goal in golf more than Quincy natives Luke and Zach Guthrie.

"It can get a little lonely out here," Luke said of the weekly grind. 

"To be able to have your brother right along every step of the way is pretty unique for us and it's fun."

And Zach knows who's in charge.

"He's the boss and I'm the employee," Zach noted. 

"I have to realize that even though I'm the big brother that can't get in the way of what we're doing on the course."

Together the Guthrie brothers have combined for nearly $1 million dollars in 21 tournaments this season traveling from coast to coast playing golf for the majority of the time, and admittedly letting their guard down from time to time.

"We don't have trouble having any fun," Zach said. 

"We can get out and have fun but we just know when and where to do it. The destinations we've been to have been perfect for us. It's been awesome."

It's been a learning experience for both.

Big brother Zach gave up a promising career as a college golf coach at Illinois to join forces with little brother Luke. A decision that was more likely easy than difficult and probably more lucrative than unprofitable.

"You try to walk around with your eyes wide open and take it all in. But at the same time you don't want to be awe struck or anything like that because you're here to beat everybody," Zach indicated. 

"The best caddies say the least but what they say carries a lot of weight."

According to Luke, "He's knows me and my game, so if something doesn't feel right, or even if it feels good, (I will say) 'does this look all right?' All he has to say is 'yes,' and I feel good."

The Guthrie brothers are cherishing their time as 20 something's on golf's premiere stage.

Yet you won't find either forgetting where they came from.

"You kind of feel like you're in a position where you're representing Quincy and the state, and that definitely fills you with pride," Zach explained. 

"Anyone you can tell when they ask where you're from, you're proud to say Quincy and tell them where it's at, and what's it like, and all that good stuff."

Luke says the support from the Gem City is second to none.

"Quincy is truly unique like that," he said. 

"I don't think too many communities get behind somebody like that. This week I can't wait to see how many people show up."

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