Thursday, May 03, 2007

The real Wachovia master


If you want to watch a pro, stand near the putting green and watch David Parker snag autographs.
The 12-year-old stood near the gate where the players walk to the putting green. Holding a Wachovia Championship flag, he yelled "Hey Mister, can I have your autograph?"

Some golfers stopped, others didn't. The ones who did had to find a place to sign because Parker's flag, and his sun visor, were already covered with the signatures of Vijay Singh, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and others. He also got Peyton Manning. And he got all of those signatures this week.

“You’ve got John Daly?” said a woman excitedly.
He proudly pointed to the signature.
Parker, 12, said the secret is that he calls them mister, and sometimes uses their last name. He also says "please" and "thank you." The best place to get signatures, he said, is at the 18th hole.

The one signature he wants most?
“I want to get Tiger. He wouldn’t sign it for me.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

so now youre a golf fan?? Is it because youre really a fan, or that's just what dykes are supposed to be into?

JAT said...

Thanks to anonymous (big surprise there) for vetting who should and should not be a golf fan.

Frankly with all the ball-washing and bag handling and wood measuring, you'd think any gender skews for golf would head in a different direction than anon's particular obsession.

Me, I just find golf terribly boring and cannot really work myself into any frenzy about it in any manner.

To each his or her own.