From talking to several Elite fishermen, I believe that they can make a few payments on the entry fees.. But I can't vouch for BASS rules for sure..
There are probably very few of us that have not dreamed of walking across that stage carrying a big bag of fish with a [censored] eating grin on our faces.. Or hoisting that trophy over your head on the final day..
If the situation availed itself to me forty years ago. I'da went in a minute.. I could have always went back to driving nails..
That don't mean I would have made it any farther than the first tournament..
In a famous movie Clint Eastwood said, "A man's got to know his limitations.."
Sometimes it takes jumping out there to find out what they are..
So I'll give him credit for giving it a shot.. And best of luck in the future.. I'm sure he is not gonna quit fishing..
Falcon Lake Tackle
"On the eighth day, Man invented the Fish Hook."