March 31, 2023
Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski on how he met Tiger Woods, Shooter McGavin and what he would serve at his Masters Champions Dinner

Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski on how he met Tiger Woods, Shooter McGavin and what he would serve at his Masters Champions Dinner

Rob Gronkowski isn’t much of a golfer, but he’s having fun at the Valspar Championship.

On Friday, Gronk fielded some questions from the media at Innsbrook’s Copperhead course, and from the sounds of it, he loves it in Palm Harbor, Florida.

“So I came to the Valspar last year and had a wonderful time,” he said. “What’s special about it is that you get to see some golf, but at the same time, this place is amazing. He was also playing cornhole while watching everyone play golf. So I was able to do some activities because I love activities. I won a few games in cornhole against some of the Lightning guys, I actually beat them in cornhole.

“It’s just amazing.”

When it comes to playing golf, Gronk doesn’t get out much, but he does have lofty goals.

“I’ve probably played about one round of golf total in the last six years,” he said. “I’ve been playing a lot of golf sims up north. I have been improving. Let me tell you, those golf simulators are the real thing. I feel like they are very accurate actually.

“There is one thing I love to do: putt-putt. But I’m telling you right now, I’m still very young, I’ve lived a fast life, but I’m starting to calm down more and I feel like golf will be one of my games in the future. I’ll be playing pro-ams eventually. I’d say one day I’ll be an even guy. I will be shooting par for about 15 years”.

Gronk hasn’t spent time with many current PGA Tour players yet, but he has had a few brushes with golf greatness over the years.

“Actually, I never met any professional golfer. I really haven’t. Not in person, no. I met Tiger Woods once very quickly. He was at the big golf tournament in New England and he was working out at our facility,” Gronkowski said. “Oh yeah, and it just happened, and I was like, What’s up, Tiger? And he said: What’s up, Gronk? I shook hands with him. So that’s the only professional guy I’ve ever met, I’m pretty sure.

“But I did know Shooter McGavin before, actually, and if you ask me, he’s the number 1 most professional golfer of all time. I met Shooter.

With the Masters looming in just a few weeks, Gronk was asked what he would include on his menu if he were to host the Dinner of Champions.

“My menu would be cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, blue cheese chicken wings on the side, and of course my beautiful cocktail shaker here with an ice cold drink inside, just a little tipsy at all times, honey,” she said. .

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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