A U.S. Amateur spelling test

TULSA, Okla. – Later today on Golfweek.com you will be able to see the video feature of the day from the U.S. Amateur, “How well you know your opponent” – for which I pick five matches and ask each player questions about their first round opponent.

In Round 1, the 11:40 a.m. match features Dan Woltman and Talor Gooch. I was tempted to ask Dan, “How do you spell Talor?” Instead, I asked him a question you will have to view later.

In the meantime, however, I asked Talor why he spells his name a bit differently than one might guess? “It started with my grandma naming my mom. She wanted normal names to just be... different and unique.” Talor is traditionally spelled T-a-y-l-o-r. His younger sister is not Cassidy, she is C-a-s-s-i-d-i.

Gooch’s mother's name is Amber, but is not spelled traditionally either: A-m-b-r-e.

Jokingly, I spoke to Talo’s dad Ron, who spells his name “traditionally” and he said, “I’m just normal, very, very normal.”

For this Golfweek blog, A-s-c-h-e-r W-y-l-d-m-a-n, over and out.

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