And with that, the Bassmaster Classic field is set. Chad Morgenthaler came from behind on the final day to claim the final spot in the championship, aka. the golden ticket, at the BASS Open Wild Card on Lake Okeechobee. Technically, the event falls in the Minors category, which means we usually would write an update
We said if anyone had a chance at ending the revolving door at No. 1 it was Kevin VanDam.
Well, he’s finally made his move in the Majors World Ranking.
When Bass Rankings launched, people were beside themselves that KVD was ranked third. Our argument (and really, it wasn’t an argument. Just facts) was that his poor beginning to the 2010 season was weighing him down. However, with the 2010 Clear Lake event dropping last week (VanDam’s worst tournament in the last two years), combined with his eighth at Lake Okeechobee this past weekend, VanDam jumped from third to firmly into the No. 1 position, with his best time of year about to begin.