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
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x