Friday, April 18

Men in Plaid


Davis Love is a plaid man. (Eddie Honeyfield/Flickr)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Verizon Heritage played at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Arnold Palmer won the first one in 1969. Boo Weekley is the defending champion.

The Plaid Jacket always follows the Green Jacket. The Green Jacket is the most coveted garment in golf, but as I scanned the Heritage winners list I realized that many of the golf greats and goods have worn the Plaid Jacket. Davis Love, who shares the first-round lead, is the top man in plaid.

Plaid Jackets
Davis Love 5
Hale Irwin 3
Johnny Miller 2
Hubert Green 2
Tom Watson 2
Fuzzy Zoeller 2
Payne Stewart 2
Stewart Cink 2

Other notable winners of the Heritage are Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Nick Price and Bernhard Langer.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Bob Brancato said...

Great story.

I had heard an anecdotal story about when Peter Jacobsen won the Colonial in 1984, Mr. Hogan's tournament. The winner there also received a not so subtle plaid jacket. It was related that in the banquet room Jacobsen, wearing the jacket, proclaimed to no one in particular, "How long do I have to wear this ugly jacket?" An unseen, but close by Mr. Hogan responded, "Until I say you can take it off son."

True? Who knows? Hope so.

ajbilazzo said...

Hilton Head, still my favorite place to play down South. Great Community!!




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