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Offbeat In Review: Annika's Starbucks Name, Padraig & Sergio

Doug Ferguson annually takes out the miscellaneous anecdotes from a year on the road and puts them into an annual AP column.

In this year's edition he reveals Annika Sorenstam's name at Starbucks, Padraig Harrington's passion for Sergio hating and Steve Stricker's incredible restricted-schedule year.

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Reader Comments (13)

If they ask for my name at Starbucks, I always say Vespasian.
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMacDuff
Strickers story is my favorite. Amazing how well you can play when your head is right, and his definitely is.

Speaking of alias's, this is as good a time as any to shorten mine like Del, Ky and a few others. The people at Starbucks always hated writing No Longer Used to be Former Stack & Tilt Convert anyway.
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Good move NL!

So add Paddy to the Moron List after his "A+ for etiquette" comments regarding Tiger? Let the bashing begin!!
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
LOL, DTF :-)
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSGarrett

I am embracing your new branding. Well done.
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
Agree...much better handle Mr No Longer.

My alias has been "James Peterson...Jimmy for short" ever since 4th grade or so...once I tried "Victor Hugo" on one fateful college night when a roommate and myself decided it was a super idea to take the campus police's new golf cart "cruiser" for a spin....with a the governor WELL teed up.

Ah...memories of aliases. Good times!
12.26.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Nice move, No Longer. Maybe I'll shorten to PTL for the new year.

I hope all Shackians enjoy their respective holidays!
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPete the Luddite
Annika remains the biggest star on LPGA, says something about its current "stars.''
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMedia driven
Pete the Luddite

You could sart a club and invite Tammy to join. Jim is busy.
12.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFred Phudpucker
I'll take a bash. Besides a couple of foot wedges I've witnessed, Tiger's drop at Sawgrass was the most blatant cheating I've seen. I don't care how much Paddy hates Serge, the most important rule of golf etiquette is not to cheat when you're playing for more than a million. When they let him steal that tournament, the PGA became farce.
12.26.2013 | Unregistered Commenterhighside

plus two!
12.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

Are you saying, then, it is OK to cheat if you are playing for less than a million $??

I didn't notice a dollar amount in the Etiquette section of the Rules.
12.28.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdgs
Cavalier for a buck is the same as cavalier for a millon.

@highside Bet you can't play to your index
12.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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