You’ve probably never heard of Bob Heintz or the fact that Heinz ketchup is actually spelled without the t.
The fact is that Bob Heintz has been trying to gain fans so he can enjoy his round more.
Of course, you need to score great scores week-in and week-out on the PGA Tour to accomplish that.
Today, Bob Heintz did just that, attracting about 50 fans to follow his partner who is a local amateur.
Of course, if Bob Heintz keeps shooting 63s for the rest of the weekend, it will be possible that one of Bob’s wishes may come true.
Quoting from interview today:
“I said, ‘I imagine y’all are here to watch Drew, right?’” Heintz said. “They kind of laughed and felt bad that they weren’t there to watch me. I relayed to them that one of my career goals was to get where I’m good enough where someone might actually go to a golf course, pick up a pairing sheet and say, ‘I’ll follow Bob Heintz’s group today.’
“That’s kind of a vague career goal, but they started to tease me about that as the day went on — ‘I guess I’ll follow you now.’ I’d rather have attention than, you know, have nobody know who I was.”
Yes, the hardest fact of life on the PGA Tour is not that everyone who qualified makes at least $100K/year. But the fact that if you don’t finish near the top, no one will ever notice you.
How cruel is that if you were a PGA Tour member most of your life, only to have no one notice you when you retire?
Of course, those spotlights are reserved for players like Tiger Woods but still, professional golf is a mirror-image of our capitalist society. In order for you to be happy at what you do, you need to be near the top whether that’s golf or business.
Now, I really want this Bob Heintz guy to win this weekend. Before today, I didn’t even know he’s a PGA Tour player!