Luke Donald was enjoying one of his better weeks on the course in recent years at the Honda Classic, a tournament he won in 2006. (Remember that he won in 2006, it will come up again…)
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The former World No. 1 had just teed it up in the third round – then it all started to go downhill from there.
The 1st tee announcer at PGA National began by making a mess of the pronunciation of Donald’s home town, High Wycombe. If you don’t know, it’s pronounced “wick-uhm”. The announcer went for more of a “why-come”. We are, however, prepared to let him off this one, he’s probably never been to the UK, let alone that corner of Buckinghamshire.
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We cannot, though, let him off what followed. First he described the Englishman as the “2016 Honda Classic champion” – see? – before closing it all out by calling the 42-year-old “Luke McDonald”.
Donald, of course, saw the funny side of it. Watch the clip and see his response here…
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Other than pronouncing my hometown wrong, getting the year I won The Honda incorrect & getting my name wrong, the announcer nailed it!!! 🤣🤣🤣 . 2 back heading into Sunday & in a great position. Thanks for all the support out there, loving it #Honda #HighWhycombe #2006champ #CallmeRonald #0for3 🍟🍔
Could the golf ball be rolled back for everyone?