The dew had just cleared from the practice putting green, when I overheard Vijay Singh proposition a fellow tour pro to a $1,000 dollar putting contest. The pro responded he would make a go at it for $100, Vijay laughed and walked away.
I had one other funny encounter with Vijay while he was at the driving range- I tossed him an OnCore ball and said “give the world’s first hollow metal core ball a whack.” Vijay was walking off the range at this point and swung his wedge with one hand gripping the club, back handed, smacking the ball out onto the range. I am pretty sure the ball was still moving when he hit it – He said nothing and walked away…
As the day progressed and fans started pouring in to catch the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Childrens Hospitals Open – we rolled out some canvas to begin an experimental piece of art. The idea was simple- have fans dip the OnCore ball into paint and putt the ball across a canvas.
OnCore artist, Brian Khiragis, spearheaded the execution of this modern masterpiece. The heads of Shriners Hospitals participated, along with the children from the hospital, and a host of fans joined in on the fun. The painting was donated to Shriners Hospital. We will definitely be rolling this out on a larger canvas at our next event!
I was able to grab a quick photo with last years winner Kevin Na.
Brian began work on a tribute piece to Justin Timberlake and fiance Jessica Biel