As the Tennessee PGA Section champion, Kip Henley, who normally loops for Brian Gay, received a spot in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Thanks to Intern Kevin, Kip’s #1 fan, for spotting Richard S. Johnson’s tweet of the note Kip posted in the locker room.
Kip posted 82-78 and finished DFL. Henley is obviously a great golfer, but there’s a difference between the PGA Section and the big leagues. He shouldn’t be embarrassed (he keeps calling himself a bad golfer on Twitter) — he gave it his best and didn’t quit. It’s not like he’s out there practicing every day. He’s got a full-time job — caddying for Brian Gay, or as Kip describes on his Twitter account: “My job is to wash a guys balls and carry stuff.”
It’s all good, Kipper. You’re a legend in our eyes!
Oh, and have I mentioned his daughter Stormi Henley is a former Ms. Teen USA and American Idol contestant (I think she made it pretty far, too, earlier this year)? She caddied for her daddy in Memphis.