Former U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin Pavin said his wife's Vietnamese heritage had a lot to do with his decision to play.
Corey Pavin will tee it up Thursday in Vietnam for the inaugural Carlsberg Vietnam Masters event on the Asian Tour. Played at the Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club, about 50 miles outside the capital of Hanoi, Pavin hopes to best about 140 others to win the tournament because, he says, "my wife told me to." Pavin's (second) wife and caddie is Vietnamese.
"It's always fun for me to go to a new place and many of you know that my wife, Lisa, is a Vietnamese," Pavin told some folks with notepads and pencils. "It's a great opportunity for us to come here and play in this tournament and after this, we'll tour the country for 10 days."
Pavin's wife will caddie for him in this tournament if her luggage arrives. It failed to ask for directions and was lost along the way. Said Pavin, "She doesn't help too much on advice, but it's nice to have her around to just talk." He later added "The sex at the end of the day ain't so bad either."
Vietnamese organizers hope that this event - one in which Corey Pavin is the biggest name - will spur interest in golf. Said Pavin "I'm just hoping that my wife will leave me alone about 'touring her homeland' for another few years."
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