Why Florida State really won...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Florida State had fun this week.
I’m sure all of the teams at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge enjoyed themselves at Blue Top Ridge, but the Seminoles stayed cool and loose when it mattered most and ended up winning by 8 shots.
Drew Kittleson, who shared the individual title with Iowa’s Brad Hopfinger, kind of laughed when I asked him if the team had talked any strategy the night before Tuesday’s final round.
“We knew what we had to do,” said Kittleson. So they just hung out and goofed around in their villa.
The morning of the final round, Kittleson woke up first. He walked over to the iPod deck and started playing Lil’ Wayne’s “Kobe Bryant” to wake everyone else up, just as he had every morning of the tournament. First one up heads straight to the iPod deck, but Kittleson was always up first.
He was also the mastermind behind their Seminole Superstition of the Week (my words, not theirs), this week a tribute to Anthony Kim.
“You know how he doesn’t tuck the strap in the back of his hat in?” Kittleson asked.
I looked around. Sure enough, the straps on all five players’ hats were untucked. Who would have noticed?
No one, but that’s not the point.