Hello friends and happy Saturday evening from Bartaco Orlando, where James Colgan and I are hard at work over some chips and guacamole. Not to sound like a broken record, but I once again had a dream day at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Before I take you through it, I’d like to draw your attention to this photo of the Daly and Woods boys.
The Dalys’ scripting never disappoints. Let’s not forget about what John wore to last year’s PNC Championship dinner.
Talk about getting into the holiday spirit!
My day started on the driving range, where John Daly was hitting balls with one hand on the club, making the type of contact I’ve never made with two.
When I asked Little John’s caddie their group’s tee time, he laughed and admitted that he wasn’t sure. Daly’s range session was extremely brief, as James Colgan explained here.
Talk about efficiency. All’s well that ends well, as they made their tee time. I wish I was as unbothered. I get to the airport three hours early, quadruple-check tee times once I see them and never let my gas tank hit empty. JD’s Saturday range session has inspired me to live life on the edge.
Tiger’s caddie, Joe LaCava, went right up to Daly on the range to give him a big hug. It’s safe to say the guy is well-liked out here.
Then Tiger and Charlie got to the range. Tiger was stretching and Charlie was fiddling with his shoes — he had a golf shoe on one foot and a sneaker on the other for most of his warm-up. A few minutes later, Justin Thomas‘ dad, Mike, joined the Woods boys on the range.
When JT made his way over, he joked with the media members and said, “How many of you guys are over here watching my dad warm up?”
The front nine
Fifteen-time major champion this, 82-time PGA Tour winner that! Tiger Woods set the gold standard for co-parenting when he requested a moment on television to congratulate his ex-wife, Elin, on the birth of her child. As a proud child of divorce myself, I’d call that a huge win.