Thursday, August 27, 2015

McQuerry Adventures: Wyndham Golf Championship 2015

Travis (the hubs) is a big golf fan. He played on his high school team and got a scholarship to play in college so I've walked my fair share of golf courses. When I was still in high school and he was in college, he would come home to play our local course every Tuesday night. I walked the entire course every Tuesday night for two years!
He has taken me to a few PGA tournaments including the Ryder Cup and last year's Major at Pinehurst (look at me trying to use all the right lingo...hubs if you're reading this you better stop now). #lettheeyerollsbegin
This Saturday he finally had the chance of a lifetime to see Tiger Woods (yay on the golf...nay on the personal life) play in person. Tiger who isn't doing so stellar off the course, or on, decided to play the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. We got tickets and headed out early Saturday morning to see him tee off at 2:00.

This was the smallest golf tournament I've been to and it was also the nicest. They had a big Margaritaville set up, the crowd was manageable, and the line was quick so we grabbed food when we arrived around noon. The weather was also perfect! Sunny and 85, still hot but not a total scorcher, with a slight breeze.
I had to snap a selfie at the entrance. I was trying to get the big Wyndham Championship banner in the background but of course our heads are blocking it. #tallpeopleproblems

This hole ya'll! We stood right here at this hole for over 2.5 hours. Hence the nice sunburn on my left shoulder. We had the closest spot to Tiger on hole #2. At 2:15ish he finally made his appearance and did he travel with an entourage?! Every other player had themselves, their clubs, and a caddy. Tiger? He had 20 security escorts, 15 other crowd control peeps, and 4 camera crews...I'm NOT exaggerating (okay maybe just a tad...but really!).

Not only did he decide to come right over in front of ME to test the direction of the wind, he decided Hole #2 was the most opportune time to take a potty break. The hubs was posted up right on the corner and even though the security guards had threatened us with our lives...I couldn't resist the chance to whip out my phone and snap a few pics! A gal next to us said she was going to do the same.

What? Is that Tiger Woods smiling? And on the golf course?
YA'LL!!! The hubs TOUCHED TIGER WOODS! Please understand this is not my excitement, but the hubs' being reflected here. Although after this happened, I might have been just as pumped!
And that gal who was also snapping pics? She got this with her shutter speed! She was next to Trav and just happened to snap it at the perfect time. I texted it to my Dad and of course he said, "How do I know that's Travis' hand?" Lololol...Travis wasn't impressed. I promise, this is him Dad!

The closest to Tiger we'll ever be (and I really couldn't care less).

After that excitement (and almost being stampeded by the 30,000 people who were all there just to follow Tiger around), we headed back up towards the clubhouse to let our adrenaline settle and get some more water. This sand sculpture was pretty neat and a good photo op.

Not my typical #ootd!
The first tournament I went to, I was all about the fashion, as always. But, I was so hot and miserable I wanted to strip off all my clothes in front of God and everybody...I did not care! From then on, I go with as little/comfortable of clothing as possible. I even did tennis shoes this time. Sure, there were lots of other girls there in Lilly Pulitzer dresses and Jack Rogers. And believe me, by the time 6:00pm rolled around, they were literally in tears and limping around.
My hubs has a strategy and he's all about seeing as much as possible. There is no slowing down...except for snacks!

We caught back up with Tiger a few holes later (#8 & #9). Watched him putt and tee off again.

Then we got more water (I swear we spent $20 in water alone) and more snacks. The hubs and I have a deal for these golf things...I go and do not complain as long as I am provided unlimited snacks. It's a pretty good deal and we're both happy. I'm still craving peanuts in the shell thanks to this!
We found a good spot to wait it out on hole #18 to see the finish. We witnessed Tiger make his farther drive that entire day which was pretty neat (insert my eye roll here).
We had a great day together and I love seeing my husband so excited!

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