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.
Dear @united airlines. i flew from houston to augusta last night and somehow my clubs didnt make it. i have a tourney to play in this week..— Russell Henley (@russhenleygolf) April 6, 2015
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 airlines. Please help.— Russell Henley (@russhenleygolf) April 6, 2015
United, to its credit, responded quickly.
@russhenleygolf Please follow us and DM your baggage reference claim number. We'll see what we can find out. ^KP— United (@united) April 6, 2015
And, in the end, the airline delivered.
Thanks @united for getting my clubs to me so quickly! sorry for the mix up!— Russell Henley (@russhenleygolf) April 6, 2015
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