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An Interview With The World Champ

HE CAME FROM TEXAS AND SHOT TWO MUNDER TO WIN THE BELT. THAT WAS THE EXTENT OF OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THIS MAN WHEN THE BELT WAS STRAPPED UPON HIS WAIST. AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ONLY ADDITIONAL THING WE'D LEARNED ABOUT HIM WAS THAT HE HAS SOME KILLER MOVES ON THE DANCEFLOOR. GATHER ROUND MEDIOS CUZ IT'S TIME TO FILL IN THE BLANKS.

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU AND WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?!

I’m from the greatest state in the Union, Texas! I’m an Oklahoma State alum, so I’m obviously envious of Benoit’s mullet. I’m a banker by day and a newly minted Champ by night! 

 

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MGA?

I ran into a buddy of mine that I used to work with (shoutout John Cole!) at the course at the end of the first North Dallas MGA event. He was relentless in recruiting me, so me and another buddy reluctantly joined after I guaranteed him we were going to Vegas. Solid decision. 

 

HOW DID YOU SUCK SO BAD DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND THEN PLAY SO WELL AT THE WC?

Some people are natural born athletes, some people are Gamers that rise to the occasion when the lights are brightest. I’m neither one of those. Something magical happened in Vegas, and I’m good with that. Back to being entirely mediocre, and finishing middle of the pack.

 

WHAT WAS THE LEAST HORRIBLE PART OF YOUR GAME AT THE WC?

Had to be driver. It felt automatic on nearly every hole. I can’t explain it, I had shanked every drive for three months prior. I hit a massive banana ball on the long drive Friday night, but on the course driver was money.

 

OTHER THAN PLAYING KINDA WELL, WHAT ELSE DO YOU FEEL LED TO YOUR SUCCESS IN VEGAS?

I could tell our whole group was tight starting Saturday. As soon as we saw the cart girl, I bought patron shots for the group. That really loosened things up, and we kept the patron flowing throughout the round. My crew from North Dallas MGA convinced the bus driver to stop at the liquor store on the way back from the final round so they could celebrate by buying me a fat bottle of Patron. I managed to sneak that fat bottle of patron into Troy Saturday night, which everyone saw the results of...

 

I KNOW YOUR CHAPTER LEADER WAS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO GET YOU ON THE ZIPLINE SATURDAY NIGHT. DID THAT EVER HAPPEN?

 

ANY ADVICE FOR MEDIOS WHO WANT TO WIN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

You gotta go in knowing you’re going to win. I quit my job Thursday and flew to Vegas. I told my new boss I was headed to Sin City to win a sweet championship belt. I told my roommate if we won, he just had to make sure I caught my flight. #powerofpositvethinking

 

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT SEASON?

Simple. Defend or DQ.

 

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