Forgetting His Clothes And Facetiming His Coach - Herbert's Crazy Friday

The 25-year-old Aussie had a crazy start to his Friday at the PGA Championship - and it ended very well with a cut successfully made

Forgetting His Clothes And Facetiming His Coach - Herbert's Crazy Friday
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The 25-year-old Aussie had a crazy start to his Friday at the PGA Championship - and it ended very well with a cut successfully made

Forgetting His Clothes And Facetiming His Coach - Herbert's Crazy Friday

Lucas Herbert's Friday at Kiawah Island got off to a not-so-ideal start after forgetting his golf clothes, missing most of his warm-up and then snap-hooking four 2-irons on the range before facetiming his coach for advice...nine minutes before his tee time.

You'd forgive him for shooting in the 80s and heading off home after an opening 76, but the Aussie shot a superb 72 (level par) and says he feels "like I've had a win" after making the cut at the PGA Championship.

"Yeah, so it's kind of a funny story with today. I turned up in some casual clothes to do some sort of warmups and whatnot, and I got to the golf course and realized I left my golf clothes at home," the 2020 Dubai Desert Classic winner said.

"So I had my friend drive back and get them and bring them back. So I missed basically half of my warmup.

"And I got on the range straight back into the wind, and I think I hit about four 2-irons in a row over the left fence.

"So I FaceTimed my coach with like nine minutes till my tee time going, how do I fix this?

"There's something really, really wrong. How do I fix this?

"It was like, we just had a laugh because it can't get any worse. This is going to be a fun day. We're going to be shouting fore left a lot.

"And then all of a sudden I really don't think I missed a shot through the first 13 holes. It was kind of funny really, that it sort of all came from that."

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Herbert made five birdies in his first 11 holes, eventually posting level par to finish at +4 after 36 holes and make the cut.

"I just feel like I've just gotten out of a fight and I've won. Looks like I'll probably make the cut. Yeah, I feel like I've had a win," he said.

Herbert is playing in his sixth Major this week, with his best finishing coming at the 2020 US Open with a T31st.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV