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‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Honda Class & Josh Johnson – March 5, 2011

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Honda Class & Josh Johnson – March 5, 2011

Saturday, March 5
Honda Classic
12-6 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

I knew it was going to be a long day if I chose to graph golf. But I really wanted to get some of these magazines done ‘cuz I just hate having unsigned items in my collection (and it seems I’ve had these items forever). The day went pretty quickly, as I talked to a lot of the people near me. My friend and I also wasted an hour in the beer tent (Heineken Lite, thanks for asking).

Chad Campbell: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own red Sharpie
Graeme McDowell: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own black Sharpie with “US Open Champ” inscription
Henrik Stenson: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own black Sharpie
Lee Westwood: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own black Sharpie
Ian Poulter: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own black Sharpie
Nick Price: 1/1 (whitesheet) in his own black Sharpie
Justin Leonard: 1/1 (SI) in blue Sharpie…real nice guy
Rory McIlroy: 2/2 (Masters scorecards) in blue Sharpie
Trevor Immelman: 2/2 (Masters scorecards) in blue Sharpie
Sean O’Hair: 1/1 (Golf World magazine) in blue Sharpie
Louis Oosthuizen: 1/1 (8×10) in blue Sharpie
Johnny Miller: 1/1 (8×10) in blue Sharpie…Got him at 6 p.m. as he finished the telecast. We asked him one question about fishing and the dude wouldn’t shut up about it.

Just my luck. We’re exiting and who does my buddy see but Josh Johnson in the Heineken beer tent. We walked up and stood near him for five minutes, then graphed him.

Josh Johnson: 2/2 (ROMLBs) in blue ink pen.

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jack Nicklaus – November 5, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jack Nicklaus – November 5, 2010

7:15-8:45 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 5
Dwyer High School
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

It had been so long since I’ve graphed Jack Nicklaus that I wasn’t sure what to expect. I know he usually does it every Friday at his grandson’s football games but the last few Fridays I have been busy with other graphing opportunities. Knew that he is weird about doing it before the game so figured I’d be fine if I showed up by halftime. He’s easily recognizable and he always sits in pretty much the same area of the stands. Last year graphers would walk up to his seat at halftime and he would do it. But this year it seems he really wedged himself between members of his family, meaning there would really be no way to get near him at halftime. I figured that I’d have to wait until postgame to get near him, which sucked for me because I had gf obligations. As I’m standing between the track and the press box I almost poop my pants when Jack stands up and stretches and proceeds to walk right toward me. I guess there are times when we all simply have to go to the restroom.

I let Jack pass me but decided to ask him as he exited the restroom. He happily does 1-per (and actually turned down another grapher who asked for a second). I asked him if his grandson had decided on a college — Nick O’Leary is one of the top prospects in the country — and he said “No.” Very friendly again as far as Jack is concerned. I guess pregame he had lectured some local graphers who presumably had pounded him. I didn’t want to overdo it so I left after I got my one.

Jack Nicklaus: 1/1 (on a piece of art done by a sportsgraphing member)

Celebrity First Pitch – Annika Sorenstam

Easily the greatest female golfer of this generation, Annika Sorenstam took some time out of her schedule to throw out the first pitch at a recent New York Mets baseball game.

Sorenstam is one of the most highly decorated professional athletes in the last 20 years.  Boasting 90 wins as a pro, with 72 while playing on the LPGA tour, Sorenstam has solidified herself as one of golf’s greatest players.  And she went out on top too!!!  She retired from the game in 2008 at the age of 38.  While it was clear that she could still compete at a very high level, Annika, armed with 10 ‘Major’ championships, chose to walk away while on top of the sport!!