You came out of nowhere to win last year's golf league. What's
PG: I'm a PGA addict. That's a-d-d-i-c-t, as opposed to a PGA
attic, where you would store memorabilia like old clubs.
What are your favorite courses to play?
PG: My favorite courses to play are generally the cheapest --
I like really low green fees. Also, I find that if you go after
night you can actually walk onto a hole.
What happens if you get caught? Would you give them a fake name
and not tell them you work at the Post-Dispatch?
PG: Well, I don't have to volunteer that I work for the Post-Dispatch
and I wouldn't give them a fake name. What I would say is, 'I'm
doing a greens and fairways survey. I'm just checking soil temperatures
and quality of Bermuda (grass) and I can't do that during the
What's your favorite golf movie? Caddy Shack or that one with
PG: You mean Tin Cup. But Caddy Shack, its hard to beat. Its
hard to beat Bill Murray. Its hard to beat the gopher. But probably
my favorite part of the movie is Rodney Dangerfield's golf bag.
My first car was actually smaller than that bag.
If you were a golf club, which golf club would you be? A putter?
PG: I think I'd be a nice well-struck-on-the-sweet-spot-seven-iron.
... You can cut it, you can draw it. You can hit it high, you
hit it low.
Are you going to repeat your championship this year?
PG: Are you kidding? I forgot all about Mickelson. I totally
underestimated big Phil. ... How come we can't trade during
Phil, you are a Deputy Metro Editor at the Post-Dispatch. Would
you quit it all to be a caddy on the tour?
PG: Oh yeah.
More importantly, how come we in the newsroom don't have caddies?
PG: You know I never understood that ... I recruited a caddy
one day. It did not go over well. He carried around my legal
pad, my appointment book. I said there is one main rule to being
a good caddy: To show up, keep up and shut up. And then he slugged
me. I was embarrassed in front of everybody.
Phil, the returning champion, thank you so much.
PG: Okay, bro. Have a good season.