News & ToursAugust 9, 2013

Overheard in the gallery at Oak Hill

By Ashley Mayo

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Welcome to Oak Hill Country Club, where guys are taking advantage of a soft, defenseless golf course. A complete PGA Championship  experience involves eavesdropping on spectator chatter. Below, some of the odd exchanges we overheard in the gallery on Thursday and Friday.

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Spectator about Jason Dufner, as Dufner walks up to the 18th green: "I just love how boring he is."

Spectator by 18th green, to Hunter Mahan: "Have you changed many diapers?" Hunter looks at him, nods, and says, "Yes I have."

Man watching Tiger Woods walk up to the 11th tee box: "I can see his abs thru his shirt." Man's buddy: "I have that problem all the time."

Spectator, to Craig Sager, an NBA reporter for TNT: "Little more work than basketball, eh? GOLF IS A SPORT!"

Spectator who notices a gallery forming around a golf ball on the left side of the 18th hole: "That's gotta be Phil. Justin and Adam don't miss it like that."

Spectator, as Phil approaches his ball in the trees, on the left side of the fairway: "We have big trees in Rah-chesta, Phil!"

After Tiger smiles while walking down the fairway, spectator turns to the guy standing next to her and whispers, "Look, look, look...he's smiling."

Frustrated woman, to her two sons: "I'm ready to kill your father. But let's go, boys. Let's have a good day."

Man who probably contradicts himself all the time: "He's probably gonna let it release to the hole, kinda like a flop shot."

Man after watching Dufner leave his birdie putt for a major championship-record 62 two feet short: "Who leaves that short?"

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