Lucas Herbert was flying high Sunday night after clinching his PGA Tour card for the first time. By Monday night, he was just flying in the wrong direction.
The 25-year-old Australian made the ultimate travel mistake by showing up in the wrong city for this week’s Korn Ferry Tour event. Make that the wrong state. Actually, make that the completely wrong part of the country.
So how did this happen? Apparently, there’s a Columbus in Georgia as well as the more well-known capital of Ohio, which is the site of this week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. And apparently, Herbert mixed them up when he booked his flight. Whoops.
Here’s the two-time European Tour winner talking about his colossal fail on Wednesday:
Kudos to him for owning up to it, because he’s going to be hearing about that for a long time. And kudos to PGA Tour/Korn Ferry Tour digital content guy Kevin Prise for absolutely hammering Herbert with questions about his blunder.
And if this scenario sounds familiar, that’s because it’s basically a scene from “Tommy Boy”:
Amazing. The worst part for Herbert is that he took the late flight so he was stuck in Columbus, Ga., overnight. Not that there’s anything in Columbus, Ga. I’m sure it’s quite lovely there this time of year. Well, minus the oppressive heat and humidity.
In any event, at least Herbert won’t miss his Thursday tee time at the second event of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, and he even got a nice chuckle out of the experience. As he acknowledges in the video, it’s easy to laugh when you’ve already locked up your PGA Tour card for next season. But before he makes that leap to the big leagues, he just might want to consider enlisting a travel agent.