Keith Mitchell’s caddie steals the show after Honda Classic win
Honda Classic champion Keith Mitchell’s profile certainly rose after his performance this weekend, but his caddie Pete Persolja is threatening to steal some of the limelight.
With Mitchell getting plenty of TV coverage during Sunday’s final round, eagle-eyed viewers noticed that his caddie bore more than a passing resemblance to Adam Sandler’s caddie in the much-loved sports comedy Happy Gilmore.
Keith Mitchell’s caddie… pic.twitter.com/3b5pMvMM5M
— Jeff Haught (@jhaught2107) 3 March 2019
And that wasn’t the only comparison going around:
of course Keith Mitchell's caddie uses a compass pic.twitter.com/1JoTP2GiZb
— Eric Patterson (@EPatGolf) 2 March 2019
— My Name Is Earl (@TheBossman102) 2 March 2019
It didn’t take fans long to discover Persolja’s Twitter account, and it turns out he actually is quite a character.
His Twitter bio reads, “Caddy version of Bear Grylls. Organic everything. Bought my car/house for $100. I only shower under waterfalls.”
Many of Persolja’s tweets are also a laugh riot.
While I appreciate the gesture of the @pgatour giving me a health insurance stipend I assure you that won’t be necessary. I have never had so much as a hang nail. I cleanse my body by drinking from natural springs and hanging upside down from tree limbs.
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) 19 October 2018
A great thing about having long hair is how versatile it can be. I have 3 different styles. Middle part, left part, and right part.
Middle- For running or wearing a hat aka “Exercise Pete”
Left- For road trip cruising aka “Windows down Pete”
Right- For dates aka “Formal Pete”
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) 16 August 2018
Rain delay here in Lafayette. Really wish I had my kayak with me, creek on number 3 starting to show some rad lines.
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) 25 March 2017
Anyone know where I can wrestle a gator this week? Is gator wrasslin' legal here @LouisianaGov?
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) 20 March 2017
But while some were having a giggle at Persolja’s expense, it’s safe to say he had the last laugh.
I’m not good at math what is 10% of this? pic.twitter.com/BvbzAQEHc3
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) 4 March 2019
Here’s hoping Pete continues to bring the laughs.
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