The PGA Tour Championship at East Lake sponsored by Coca Cola brings together the top 30 golfers from around the world each year to battle it out for the FedEx Cup.
These players are the best of the best and we headed out to see if we could follow some of our favorite golfers. I ended up watching one of my new favorite golfers, hanging with an old favorite and of course saw Phil Mickelson get it close to the pin a few times.
A buddy and I took Uber car service (sign up here to earn $10 signup credit) to the course entrance to avoid the parking hassle. That turned out to be a great idea because parking was a mess and there were lines for the shuttles. This turned out to be a great decision.
Our first stop was to the putting green where I learned there was a guy named Mr. Points playing on the PGA tour. His first initials are D.A., but that doesn’t mean he flys Delta Airlines.
Next we headed past the 18th green and over to the Champions Club to get a refresher before heading out to watch our favorite golfers. It’s unusual that the 18th green is a par 3. I’d much prefer #9 to be the finishing hole, but the current #18 isn’t all that easy and it does make for a great finishing hole with a “stadium” like feel.
Walking Around Course With John Daly
Next to the Coca Cola freestyle machines was a sight for sore eyes, the Beringer Wine & Cocktails tent. We didn’t make it over to the Champions Club before a quick stop here to pick up our old pal John Daly (JD). He’d end up walking the course with us for the rest of the day.
Making a John Daly is easy. First, pour a generous portion of Vodka into a cup of ice.
Next, pour one for a friend.
Mix in sweet tea and lemonade.
Garnish with a lemon.
It was hot out there. If you ever find yourself on a course with 80 degree weather, make sure to bring a hat and suntan lotion, otherwise, you might end up with a slight burn.
We got to follow around one of our favorite and arguably most exciting player to watch, Phil Mickelson. What is exciting about seeing Phil is that he goes for the win.
We saw Phil hit within about 10 feet. He ended up making the put for birdie. But the other player missed his put from about 1/4th the distance. I’ve always said a putter is a money maker.
The PGA Tour Championship was a great way to spend a hot day in Atlanta. The event gives you a chance to watch the best golfers on tour at a quality course. I’ll definitely go back again given the chance.