PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA (AP) — Harold Varner III was ready to step into the interview room after finishing the day at The Players Championship when his caddie inquired if he had everything he needed out of his bag.
Varner stated, “I don’t have my credential.” “It’s possible they won’t let me in.”
He was, after all, dressed as a bystander.
Varner is looking the part at one of the most important phases of his career. Varner donned a few of layers below on a 50-degree afternoon at TPC Sawgrass, but he sported a black Players-logoed sweatshirt on top.
“I misplaced my pullover,” he explained. “I’m still not sure where it is.” I got one from the Nike guys. It’s stashed in my locker. I’m confident I’ll have a blue one tomorrow.”
What’s that? You’ve misplaced your pullover?
“I’m not sure how,” he said. “I didn’t misplace my child.” That’s the only thing I have to be concerned about.”
Varner was getting a lot of airtime, so it was inconvenient timing.
He’ll start the final day at the Players in a tie for second, one stroke behind Anirban Lahiri, after birdies on two of his last three holes. Varner was 8 under par with 27 holes to go.
Varner may win his first Tour title if he wins twice in his next four starts. He won the Saudi International last month, his second professional win and first since December 2016, and now he has a chance to win the Tour’s marquee event.
He said, “I’m just trying to keep doing what I’m doing.” “Take one shot at a time, stay in the moment, and enjoy yourself.”