I Think He Was Too Nice
This one broke late last week, but I’d be doing you all a tremendous disservice if I glossed over it. Forty-five year old journeyman professional from Michigan, Tom Gillis, was going about his business getting ready for his Thursday round at the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kansas. Gillis looked over his shoulder and noticed a female member of host site Crestview Country Club hitting balls next to him and tweeted the following:
It seems as though on mini-tours it is a common occurrence for the host members to have this kind of access to their facilities during tournament weeks. How many of them actually use it is unknown to me, but is seems like a rather cunty move by this chick. Gillis apparently agrees with me and later tweeted that the woman was yapping about hating the Web.com Tour being there. Gillis added the following to his earlier tweet:
Never been to a course with a higher opinion of themselves. crestview c.c.—
Tom Gillis (@tcgillis) June 19, 2014
Ha! Now that’s just fucking with them. Tom had plenty of support from his fellow pros who weighed in on the matter. The problem was that the rest of the state of Kansas was against him……
Stay Classy Wichita
Gillis made the cut and stuck around on the weekend to finish T22. Meanwhile, a viral campaign was launched to boo him like the Jayhawks were playing Mizzou each day he came to the par three 17th hole. And video exists for our viewing pleasure!!!!
Gillis was 1000 percent right here, but the tournament director doesn’t see it that way and is standing by the members and the local fans. He’s got his panties in a bunch and wants blood from Gillis. The journeyman pro will likely be fined in the very near future for his comments, but that fine should be worth it. He’s now a legend in my book.