Australia’s European Tour veteran Scott Hend can never be accused of leaving out the details.
From revealing he won his first Asian Tour event hungover to admitting no top-class athlete in the world would be classed as ‘mentally stable‘, the Queenslander has been long regarded as one of the more entertaining interviews in the game.
Well, he just took that to a whole new level after a comedy of errors leading up to the European Tour’s Porsche European Open this week all but killed his chances before he began. Not uncommon to travelling golfers far and wide, Hend’s luggage and golf clubs didn’t arrive in Germany with their rightful owner, forcing the big-hitting Aussie to do a last-minute dash to the shops for clothes, and cobble together a set of clubs from, well, we’ll just let Hend explain:
Hilariously honest stuff.
As big ‘Hendy’ explained, the mixed bag didn’t perform too well. He carded an opening round of 79 but backed it up with an improved 76 overnight for a combined total of 11-over, comfortably missing the cut.
We can’t wait for the next edition of his “Headless with Hendy” interview series on social media. We think a shout-out to an international airline might be on the cards.
UPDATE: On Monday morning, there was still no joy for Hend, who shared this update on Twitter:
We’ll give our airlines credit where it’s due – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a 36-handicapper in seat 84k or a European Tour star flying business, they don’t discriminate when it comes to losing a golfer’s pride and joy. Here’s hoping Hendy has his possessions back before next week’s tournament.