February 17, 2005
GUESS HE DIDN'T GET THE NEWS ABOUT COFFEE (via Glenn Dryfoos):
It wasn't a very long tournament for Retief Goosen, the fifth-ranked player in the world. In fact, the Nissan Open ended before it began when Goosen missed his pro-am tee time Wednesday and was disqualified.
Goosen was supposed to play at 6:40 a.m. but overslept and showed up late.
Goosen had been host of a party for Grey Goose vodka at Riviera Country Club on Tuesday evening. During the party, he told reporters, "I have never really drunk vodka, but I've had a few tonight. Somebody is going to have to drive me home."
The drinks being served at the party were Cosmopolitans and Lemon Drops, both made with vodka.
In a press release passed out at the party, Goosen was quoted as saying, "I have long enjoyed the smooth taste of Grey Goose vodka and am pleased to have the brand join my team of supporters as I play on tour. This will be a lot of fun."
A few years ago there was a pro who got so drunk after winning a tournament that he lost the check. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2005 7:41 AM