Open Championship qualifier and factory worker John Singleton has been given the two weeks off he needs to prepare and play in The Open, reports Rob Pattinson of the Liverpool Echo.
Even better, Singleton's co-workers will get the day off to cheer their man on during Thursday play at Royal Liverpool according to his boss.
Mr Tweddle said: “Because we cut John some slack we thought we ought to cut everybody else some. We gave them a day’s holiday and said if they want to take it on Thursday and go to the Open we would buy them tickets.
“I think John’s still got his feet on the ground, he’s such a nice guy, he really is.
“We have the same passion, if only I could play as well as he can!
“It’s just amazing. Who would ever think that the guy from the shop floor would make it to the pinnacle of his chosen sport? I just hope he enjoys it.”
We talked about Singleton on Morning Drive Monday and what a fantastic story this is in the day of dwindling opportunities for genuine open qualifiers.