June 9, 2023


Just Do Travel

Trey Mullinax’s travel nightmare en route to St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Photograph this.

You have just won your very first PGA Tour title, managed all the media obligations and now have to hurry around the pond to get prepared to make your debut in the Open Championship. But you’re in Kentucky with the Barbasol Championship hardware and your passport is home in Alabama, so — courtesy of the PGA Tour, which sets up a non-public jet — you fly south.

You repack, get 3 several hours of rest and then head for Scotland, the itinerary getting you by means of JFK and Dublin ahead of touching down in Edinburgh. And which is when you see the horrors at the fingers of luggage handlers.

We’ll let Trey Mullinax choose it from here.

“All my golf equipment were being out of my (golfing) bag when I bought in this article,” Mullinax stated. “A ton of clubs have been bent, and so we had to adjust and things like that. I guess likely by means of TSA, regardless of what, they took the irons out (of the golfing bag) and place them not back in my golf bag. They have been just lying in the journey scenario.

“A pair of irons have been bent and things like that.”

But his travel nightmare has turned into a aspiration 7 days at the 150th Open up Championship performed at the Residence of Golfing. Immediately after creating the cut on the selection, he and Kevin Kisner had been the very first two-ball out and Mullinax shot 6-below-par 66 Kisner shot 65. Mullinax will be in a position to snooze in a little bit lengthier Sunday following moving up far more than 50 spots on the leaderboard.

“A minor bit of a blur,” Mullinax, 30, explained his existing condition. “I still left my home at 5 a.m. Monday early morning, obtained listed here at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, and then teed off at like 1:30 for 18 holes. I was really Alright Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday I was seriously weary. I haven’t slowed down. I truly haven’t experienced any time. I’m really looking forward to next week having household to my relatives and hanging out with my kids and celebrating the get, seeing some friends and things like that.”

2022 Barbasol Championship

Trey Mullinax lifts up his two-year-old son Jude on the 18th green for the duration of the final spherical of the Barbasol Championship golf event. (Photo: Jordan Prather-United states of america Currently Sports activities)

Participating in the Outdated Program has definitely woken him up.

“Getting to hit pictures I have in no way strike prior to,” he reported of the highlights. “My caddie has been quite geared up for the pictures that we’re likely to have to strike and the bump and operates you have to strike around in this article.

“I truly feel pretty geared up, and I really feel like my game’s superior.”

And now his putter is back again to regular, much too. On Friday night time, Mullinax identified the lie of his putter was off by 2 degrees.

“I knew it appeared humorous. I was possessing to notify my caddie, male, I’m possessing to forward press this a lot. I was like, guy, I never know what’s likely on,” he said. “The ball was not rolling like it was in Kentucky. Surely I did not drop it in two times.

I identified out right now that it was 2 levels off. I played a whole lot greater now.

“Shooting 66 out listed here is by no means poor. I was just attempting to hold up with Kiz the whole time. I signify, he was putting phenomenal. I started generating some putts. It turned form of like who can make the most birdies? He created the most birdies. I sniffed him on the last hole. May possibly have caught a pores and skin there with him.”