Recipe For Club-Throwing Disaster: Roger Clemens Caddied At Houston Open Pro-Am
When Roger Clemens, the former pitching great/suspected performance-enhancing drug user/habitual froster of tips/seducer of underage country music singers-turned train wrecks isn’t “looking forward” to his day in court, he occasionally enjoys spending some of his time serving as a caddie at pro-am golf tournaments. Or at least that was what he was up to when he served as the caddie for PGA player Ryan Palmer during the pro-am event leading up to the Houston Open.
Clemens took part in the festivities as a part of the Caddy For A Cure program, so we have to give at least a modicum of credit for doing so, although according to reports, it appears the seven-time Cy Young Award winner is as adept at serving as a caddie as he is in making a believable statement to a grand jury. As in, not very good.
Palmer chuckled, noting that, according to his PGA TOUR caddie James Edmonson, Clemens pulled the wrong club three times and didn’t wash the ball and … well, you get the idea.
“We played together at the (Bob) Hope,” Palmer said. “He’s a fun guy to be around. But we did have to give him a hard time.”
Yeah, Palmer can yuck it up now, but he should consider himself very lucky he didn’t end up on the receiving end of a retaliatory throw from Clemens when he flipped back a club to his caddie. Palmer could have just as easily ended up with a 9-iron whacking him upside the head as opposed to a funny little anecdote regarding the caddying inadequacies of a reputed PED user.
Tour Report: Roger Clemens on the bag this week [Yahoo!]