The standard tournament golf gating day goes something like this:
- Wake up and have a bloody mary or mimosa
- Head to the spot to catch a shuttle to the tournament
- Walk around the grounds and enjoy a few beverages
- Take advantage of any corporate or club house passes along the way
- Shuttle back, have dinner, gracefully fall asleep
For some, that enjoyable golf gating experience is just too boring. Two people from Quail Hollow definitely felt that way after Rory pulled a Rory at the Wells Fargo Championship, breaking his own record at the site where he one his first US PGA Tour tournament. Since the golf cart hijacking story is short on details, here are our thoughts about how this conversation and hijacking may have transpired:
Person 1: I think we missed all the shuttles back to SouthPark
Person 2: You are probably right maybe we should just call a cab
Person 1: It is going to take a cab forever to get out here. They are going to all be downtown or tied up in SouthPark.
Person 2: Do you see what I see?
Person 1: Are the keys in it?
Person 2: Yep. How many beers have you had?
Person 1: Probably around 16 or so…but they were Ultras.
Person 2: Ok..you drive…let’s go
Approximately 30 minutes later, they miraculously make their way to the Wells Fargo ATM on the corner of Park Rd. and Montford Drive to get some cash…After all, it is the polite thing to do, give the tournament sponsor some business. They pop in next door to Angry Ale’s for some shots and then cruise down to Moosehead Bar & Grill for another drink before making a final stop and cart deposit on the patio of Selwyn Pub. Great choice since Quail Hollow members are known to frequent the Pub. Getting away with that is kinda like making a double eagle. Hi-Fives and Drinks on Them!
Look for these new cult heroes to appear in the next Luke Wilson PGA Tour commercial, “Man These Guys Are Good!”