A day in the park

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NORTON, Mass. – Hey, Heath Slocum, you’ve just won a FedEx Cup playoff event and $1.35 million. What are you going to do?

“I’m going to Central Park for a picnic.”

Actually, Slocum didn’t say that, but that’s what he did Monday with his wife, Victoria, and 20-month-old daughter, Stella. They had planned all along to take the Monday off after The Barclays, only who knew he’d be doing it as the tournament winner?

Slocum said they visited a toy store where Stella had a field day, then they stopped at a vintage New York deli and made themselves a picnic. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere terrific.

And, of course everyone recognized him?

“Not a soul,” Slocum said.

Just the way he likes it?

He laughed. “And just the way I expected it.”