"When I tell people I'm going to go play the Legends Tour, they have no idea what I'm talking about," said Becky Iverson
And the tour, which has a minimum age requirement of 45, has given players such as Nause and Iverson
a reason to keep their games sharp.
, 47, also would like to tee it up in the first Senior Women's Open, but the native of Gladstone, Mich., has different motivations for playing on the Legends Tour.
After a 20-year career as a touring professional - she
won once on the LPGA Tour and three times on the developmental Futures (now Symetra) Tour - Iverson
no longer enjoys the grind of tournament golf.
But the Legends Tour gives her
a chance to reconnect with old friends a couple times a year.
"I don't particularly like the competition part of it anymore," she
had different priorities, she
probably would be one of the Legends Tour's better players.
tied for 15th at French Lick in her
first start of the year and had a top-10 finish in one of her
two starts in 2014.
"I'm hitting it as good as ever," she
But Iverson, a member of the 2000 U.S. Solheim Cup team, prefers her full-time job as director of golf at The Bridges in Madison to playing competitive golf.
"I actually enjoy it more than playing because when you play you're never in control of anything," she
"It's not like you're always in control when you work at a golf course, either, but you have some control at least and you know what's going on.
I like that.
I enjoy it very much."
left the LPGA Tour when her
daughter started kindergarten and never looked back.
had played primarily to please her
father, Ken Iverson, and after he
died of cancer, she
lost the will to keep grinding.
"I was glad that he
pushed me and kicked my butt," she