Thursday, March 27, 2008
Briny Baird, Your True PGA Golfer
When I lived in Fort Worth, Texas for a summer, I bought Colonial tickets to my first non-Tucson Open PGA Tournament, you know, a golf tournament with actual guys you've heard of.
Anyway, I was going to a gas station on Friday, presumably to get a Red Bull, and ran into Briny Baird buying something. I never talk to sports figures, but I thought since it's Briny Baird, who cares. I told him something lame like, "Hit it well this weekend Briny" and the guy flipped around and looked at me like I'd hit him in the ass with a bowling ball.
Point of story - I don't think Briny Baird deals with a lot of fame-hungry fans.
Anyway, my boy is five-under in the first round of the Zurich Open, a round that included a hole-out from 208 yards for eagle. That's pretty impressive for a guy that is sponsored by P.F. Changs (I'm still convinced they aren't sure what sport he plays).
Dean Wilson is leading at six-under for the day. Dean Wilson and Briny Baird - the Zurich people must be jumping around like kids on a trampoline that they put down millions to sponsor the event.