The crowing achievement – at least, so far – of Keith Mitchell’s PGA Tour career came a year ago at the Honda Classic when he sunk a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to beat Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. As far as first tour wins go, you couldn’t script a more dramatic finish. It’s just too bad no one in the Palm Beach area seems to care.
In case you forgot, the next day’s paper featured this unflattering headline:
— Peter Robbins (@gatortakes) March 4, 2019
Ouch. The Palm Beach Post would later apologise, but it seems the slights are still coming for Mitchell as he returns to PGA National this week to begin his title defence:
— J.T. Poston (@JT_ThePostman) February 26, 2020
Mixing up Keith with Kevin we can see. But where the heck did Pete come from?
To be fair, Mitchell’s caddie, Pete Persolja, a.k.a. “Crunchy Pete”, became a bit of a sensation after last year’s victory. Still, that’s a bad job. Not that Mitchell’s friend, J.T. Poston, minds. Or his caddie, Aaron Flener. In fact, they seem to be getting a big kick out of the whole thing.
We, his friends, have referred to him as Kev for almost a year now. However, a local news reporter called him “Pete Mitchell” today so now we have a decision to make. Please respect our privacy during this difficult decision. We won’t be taking any questions at this time.
— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) February 26, 2020
Hey, being called any name is better than being called a no-name. Right? Maybe? On second thought, maybe not. Sorry,