Last weekend while Jim Nantz was warbling about one particularly honorable golfer named Brian Davis, calling a penalty on himself on the 18th hole, there was another shady golfer committing petty theft behind the scenes. GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard reports on the bizarre incident:
Club pro Scott Medlin missed the cut at last week’s Heritage and then things really went sideways for the 43 year old. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Medlin has been accused of stealing a pair of shoes from Martin Laird’s locker at Harbour Town.
The shoes, which were valued at $200, were recovered from Medlin’s golf bag and a court date has been set for May 28 on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Let me get this straight — a club pro qualifies for a PGA Tour event and misses the cut, but before hitting the road, he realizes that he can’t live without a random tour pro’s shoes, so he snags them. I’m baffled. There must be more to the story.
And just when I thought the preaching about golfers (Brian Davis) having greater moral fiber was over, Hoggard ended the piece, saying, “We should expect more from golfers, pro and otherwise, but it’s still nice when they deliver.” Really? Sorry, but I’d like to know why golfers apparently have a special gene in their DNA which makes them morally superior. Anyone? I wish we could avoid the holier-than-thou golfer-speak and just expect more from all human beings. Or something like that.