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One of the world's best golfers just bought a saxophone to use as an "escape"

March 01, 2018

Stanley Chou

For a second time this week, the European Tour has provided golf fans with a delightful player diary. On Monday, Eddie Pepperell penned some candid -- and hilarious -- thoughts following his maiden victory at the Qatar Masters. And on Wednesday, it was Dylan Frittelli's turn to share insights into his life through the tour's website.

Frittelli has emerged as one of the world's best golfers in the past couple years. With two European Tour wins, this former teammate of Jordan Spieth at the University of Texas has climbed to 44th in the Official World Golf Ranking. And apparently, he's picking up something from his past to help him unwind when he's off the course.

"I do enjoy to stimulate my mind in different ways; sport, academia and culture as well," Frittelli writes. "I like anything that keeps my mind going. I’ve just bought a saxophone; I played growing up. The chance to relearn music is something which I hope can be an escape while also stimulating my mind."

Interesting move. Not sure if Dylan is taking requests yet, but the sax solo in "New York State of Mind" is pretty dope. . .

Anyway, there's a lot more in Frittelli's personal diary from his interesting diet to his frugalness in booking flights. The 27-year-old is teeing it up in his first World Golf Championship event this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship. We're also pretty sure he'd be the first WGC winner to play the saxophone.