Friday, June 19, 2009

Fat Guy Friday

Welcome to Fat Guy Friday - where we take a deeper look at some of your favorite fat athletes. This week, in honor of the US Open, let's focus on a player who isn't in the tournament - no, not John Daly, this week's Fat Guy Friday honors Tim Lumpy Herron.

Lumpy is generously listed as 5'10" and 210 pounds the official PGA Tour site, but if you believe that, you also probably believe Paul Harris was actually his listed height of 6"5". In the interview below, Lumpy certainly looks heavier than 210:

Lumpy has won 4 times on tour, most recently winning the Bank of America Colonial in 2006. The tournament has since changed sponsors and is now known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

While not in this year's field, Tim has played in 12 US Opens and has the distinction of being the 3rd generation of his family to play in the tournament. His father played in the 1963 Open and his grandfather played in the 1936 tournament. qualified in US Open.

Lumpy got his nickname in high school - as he explains here:

And Lumpy can play some golf - here he is chunking a chip shot out of the bunker, then making an improbable par:

And Lumpy also happens to be a really good guy, anyone who helps sick kids and their families is OK in my book.


Orange Chuck said...

Everytime I see this column, I think of Chris Farley doing "fat guy in a little coat."

President William "Bill" Taft said...

Great weekly here Russiantor. As a current-former-current again fat guy, I appreciate the satiety value of this post.

*Typed while drinking a Sonic Peanut Butter Milkshake.