Thursday, June 25
Umbrella Man to Caddie at Travelers Championship
(Courtesy of Travelers)
“WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?”
Anyone who has watched a recent golf telecast has probably heard Travelers’ umbrella man ask that question to the kiddos in the insurer’s TV spot. The friendly man sporting a snappy bowler also helps some stranded circus performers cross a lake and gives a pair of kids a ride on his umbrella when their bike breaks down.
Apparently, the whimsical commercial gave one PGA Tour player an idea as he waited out long weather delays last week at the U.S. Open.
“I could use a cheerful man like that on my bag,” he told ARMCHAIR GOLF, “especially if it rains. I like the part when he and the kids fly away on his umbrella. That’s so cool.”
The player asked not to be named, in case the new arrangement didn’t work out. Although he admitted it would be hard to miss the pair on the course.
“He’s still learning how to read a yardage book and rake a bunker,” the player said. “But if we have buckets of rain like at Bethpage last week, my little gray-suited friend has me covered in a big way.”
−The Armchair Golfer
(This is an ARMCHAIR GOLF spoof.)