Tom Hoge: “I’m starving here. I need a burger”


Tom Hoge certainly didn’t expect to break the TPC Sawgrass course record on Saturday. Author of 10 birdies, the 33-year-old Texan is the player who best benefited from the mild playing conditions of the 3rd round. However, he showed up on an empty stomach at the start.

Tom Hoge, statements

After his 78 in the first round, Tom Hoge did not imagine being in a position to play the leading roles on Sunday. Immediately after signing his card on Thursday, the American surprise winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2021, even booked a return flight to Dallas anticipating an early elimination.

More to his advantage on Friday (68), Hoge finally decided to postpone his flight to Saturday afternoon while waiting for the cut mark to be final.

Qualified in extremis in 65th position, Hoge signed during this disputed Moving Day alongside Justin Thomas and Shane Lowry the feat of the week.

Invited to tell about his game completed in 62 after a last putt for birdie at 9, Hoge mainly explained that he was starving and complained about the type of food served at the “Players’ Lounge”!

“What we are being offered is too healthy. There is a QR Code to give our opinion and I logged in to express my complaint. I need what most obese people eat in America! I don’t really eat in the morning so I wanted to have breakfast before I go to play, it’s mainly vegetables and that kind of food. I’m starving there. I need a cheeseburger!”.

Very relaxed, Tom Hoge also confided that he did not know that he had just set the course record. It was Shane Lowry, shaking his hand, who taught him.

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