Hitting toilet paper and playing video games: How professional golfers spent their first weekend off
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.
Right now we’d be watching the winner come up 18 fairway @THEPLAYERSChamp - a place I hope to be at some point in my career. The world is upside down, it seems, but I was honored to spend my weekend in this community in a different way. @FeedingNEFL pic.twitter.com/GOtg5FcpaC— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) March 15, 2020
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.
Phil Mickelson said he was either going to do a lot or do little.
After arriving home safely and with a month off, I could sense things were going to go one way or the other. I was either going to use this time to workout, get fit and stronger or I was going to lay in bed, watch shows and eat. After day 1, the latter is in the lead.— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) March 15, 2020
Max Homa, too.
With the PGA Tour on hiatus, I’m not sure if I’m gunna get super ripped or super thicc by the time we get back to work. Stay tuned— max homa (@maxhoma23) March 13, 2020
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.
The serious thing is have I got enough beer and snacks though— Andrew 'Beef' Johnston (@BeefGolf) March 13, 2020