Rod Boshart
Published: April 1 2014 | 4:39 pm - Updated: 7 April 2014 | 3:04 pm in Capitol Digest,

Sen. Matt McCoy has a major conflict. The Des Moines Democrat is hoping to spring away from the state Capitol to watch his brother, Mike, an amateur golfer, compete in the prestigious 78th edition of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The tournament takes place from April 10-13, but the problem is the waning days of the 2014 legislative session may be playing out at that time as well. “This is a big once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said McCoy, whose brother is the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. He has a ticket waiting for him, McCoy said, all he needs is clearance from Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs. “He said you’re either going to be home free to jump on a plane and go or you’re going to be in the final hours of session, one or the other,” McCoy said. “I’m going to go if I can go.”


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