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United, Official Airline of PGA Tour, Briefly Loses Golfer’s Clubs

Impacting Travel | Rich Thomaselli | April 07, 2015

United, Official Airline of PGA Tour, Briefly Loses Golfer’s Clubs

PHOTO: Augusta National Golf Club, home of The PGA TOUR's Masters. (Photo via Wikipedia) 

Professional golfer Russell Henley made it to The Masters on Monday to begin practice for what is arguably the world’s most prestigious golf tournament.

Unfortunately, the tools of his trade — his golf clubs — did not arrive with him.

United Airlines, the official airline of the PGA Tour, briefly lost Henley’s clubs on Sunday night during a flight from Houston, where the golfer had just participated in the Houston Open, to Augusta, Ga., site of this week’s Masters.

The tournament begins on Thursday. Henley, like every other golfer, arrived Sunday night and was set to begin three days of practice on the course. Until something went awry.

Henley was polite, but he’s also being a bit modest. The “tourney” he’s playing in this week is not only world-famous but he’s a University of Georgia graduate, so The Masters is also a homecoming for him.

United, to its credit, responded quickly.

And, in the end, the airline delivered.

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