Kapalua, Hawaii — Scott Stallings obtained an invite to the Masters, and the Georgia resident most definitely can be there – as a visitor of the PGA Tour participant by the identical title for whom the coveted invitation was supposed.
Stallings, who certified for the Masters by reaching the Tour Championship final yr, did not notice what had occurred till the opposite Scott Stallings despatched him a sequence of messages on Instagram alerting him to the mail mix-up.
“Hello Scott. My title is Scott Stallings as nicely and I am from GA. My spouse’s title is Jennifer too!” the person wrote. “I obtained a FedEx at the moment from the Masters inviting me to play within the Masters Event April 6-9, 2023. I am (100%) certain that is NOT for me. … I play however wow! Nowhere close to your stage.”
Stallings the golfer tweeted concerning the mix-up:
Invites had been despatched to eligible gamers the week earlier than Christmas, when membership chairman Fred Ridley introduced the standards could be unchanged from the earlier yr. Stallings stated he checked his mail daily and commenced to marvel the place his was.
“Truthfully, I assumed my spouse had it and was doing one thing for Christmas,” Stallings stated Monday on the Sentry Event of Champions. “However then nothing got here, and we left two days after Christmas. I did not even take into consideration.”
After which Instagram solved the thriller of the 2 Stallings, one in all them from St. Simons Island, Georgia, the opposite a three-time PGA Tour winner from Knoxville, Tennessee, who’s going to the Masters for the third time.
He nonetheless hasn’t seen the precise invitation.
“Simply noticed an image of it from the opposite Scott Stallings, together with his spouse with the identical title as mine,” Stallings stated with amusing.
Stallings stated he beforehand had a sports activities administration firm that had an workplace in St. Simons Island. The opposite man’s apartment is subsequent to the workplace constructing, and Stallings can solely assume the supply individual figured that is the place the invitation belonged.
“The man stated, ‘I noticed my title and by no means thought-about it, however I opened it up and like, ‘This isn’t for me,'” Stallings stated. “He despatched me a bunch of messages saying, ‘This isn’t pretend, I promise, I’ve it.'”
Stallings was runner-up within the BMW Championship throughout the FedEx Cup playoffs that enabled him to complete within the high 30 for the Tour Championship, which comes with a spot within the Masters.
Seems the opposite Scott Stallings can plan on a visit to Augusta Nationwide, too.
“We’ll give him some practice-round tickets and take him to dinner on Monday evening for doing the best factor,” Stallings stated.