Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You Know You're At Harbour Town When...

You know you're at the Verizon Heritage at Harbour Town when:

-- You hear the palm fronds rustling in the breeze;

-- There's a grown man near the putting green wearing a knee-length red tartan jacket, cream-colored George Washington-style pants, matching socks, a straw hat and a pony tail while carrying a hickory-shafted club;

-- There's a photo on a computer screen in the media center showing Phil Mickelson, wearing his green jacket, at the drive-thru window with his children at Krispy Kreme in Augusta the morning after his Masters victory;

-- Ian Pouter and Vijay Singh withdrew at the last minute;

-- The chatter around the practice green is still about what happened in Augusta over the weekend. It's too early for the conversation to turn to Harbour Town;

-- Davis Love III is prowling the premises;

-- You look for alligators on the banks of the many lagoons that dot the golf course and the island. And, you occasionally see one;

-- Fans with clubhouse access are sitting in big rocking chairs on the back porch, watching the leisurely day come to life when they're not studying their bloody marys;

-- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier is scheduled to play in the Wednesday pro-am;

-- The parking lots are carved out beneath enormous live oaks, dripping spanish moss off their limbs;

-- You see the lighthouse behind the 18th green.


Anonymous said...

And Big John Daly is in the field. Give me a Sunday final with Boo Weekly and Big John and I'll pay extra to watch and triple if you mike the guys up.