Hitting toilet paper and playing video games: How professional golfers spent their first weekend off

March 16, 2020

There is no professional golf. There is no toilet paper. There is video of professional golfers hitting toilet paper.

The PGA Tour announced that the final three rounds of the Players Championship and the next three tournaments were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Augusta National Golf Club quickly followed with an announcement that the Masters was postponed. As a result, Tour pros headed home to their clubhouses for at least the next four weeks. They still played golf during their first weekend off. They ate. They played video games.

And they hit toilet paper. First, Joost Luiten walked out of a room “juggling” a roll before hitting it. Then, Bernd Wiesberger did, the European Tour’s Twitter account calling it the #StayAtHomeChallenge.

A look at other activities:

Billy Horschel helped donate leftover food from the Players Championship.  

Justin Thomas shot a 65 — and lost by five strokes to Rickie Fowler.

Padraig Harrington practiced while practicing social distancing.

Ian Poulter showcased one of the greatest video game setups ever.

Bryson DeChambeau showcased his ability to play video games and talk with fans.

Bryson DeChambeau played video games during his first weekend off.
Bryson DeChambeau played video games during his first weekend off.

Phil Mickelson said he was either going to do a lot or do little.

Max Homa, too.

Matthias Schwab combined the two ideas, exercising AND playing video games.

Talor Gooch could use some of Luiten’s and Wiesberger’s extras.

Jason Dufner ate like a champion.

Stuart Appleby did, too.

Andrew Johnston summed it all up.