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Long and McGuffin Claim Victory at Red Rock Open Men’s Doubles Championship

Brendon Long and Tyson McGuffin Team Up For Men’s Doubles Title

In a surprising move, Brendon Long and Tyson McGuffin have teamed up to compete for the top spot in the PPA Tour doubles competition. The duo recently won the Red Rock Open tournament in St. George, Utah, marking Long’s first PPA Tour victory.

Long’s First PPA Tour Victory

Long, who had been playing without a sponsor, made an unusual sales pitch to the crowd and those watching the event online. “Just being good at pickleball doesn’t get you sponsored,” Long said. “It’s about your brand and your Instagram, and I just kind of want to ask the people here and the ones watching to go follow me, so I can get a sponsor.”

However, Long may not need to worry about sponsorship for long, as he and McGuffin are quickly becoming one of the top doubles teams in the PPA Tour. In their recent victory, they came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Dekel Bar and Collin Johns in a thrilling five-game match.

McGuffin, who has been a top player on the PPA Tour for several years, is known for his energy and enthusiasm on the court. “Whether I hit a bad ball or a good shot, Tyson was there to pump me up,” Long said of his partner.

McGuffin’s Impressive Energy During and After Singles Match

McGuffin’s energy was on full display in his singles match, where he rallied from a significant deficit to defeat Pablo Tellez. “Very special,” McGuffin said of his win. “I had a conversation with my wife and had been a little down and dark lately and said maybe I’m not cut out for singles. But once I got healthy, here I am. Surprise, surprise. Daddy’s home. Two at once today.”

Long and McGuffin’s partnership may have surprised some in the pickleball community, but it’s clear that the two players have a great chemistry on the court. “It was great every step of the way,” Long said of their partnership. “He was supportive and energetic, which is something I need.”

Long, who has been playing on the PPA Tour for several years, is poised to become one of the top players in the sport. With his recent victory and strong showing with McGuffin, it’s likely that he will soon have his pick of sponsors.

Bright Future Ahead

As for McGuffin, he’s already a top player on the PPA Tour and is known for his aggressive style of play. His partnership with Long only adds to his impressive resume, and it’s clear that the two players have a bright future ahead of them.

The partnership between Brendon Long and Tyson McGuffin is a surprising but exciting development in the world of pickleball. With their recent victory and impressive chemistry on the court, they are quickly becoming one of the top doubles teams in the PPA Tour. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for these two talented players as they continue to compete at the highest levels of the sport.

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