EDISON, NEW JERSEY: “By the way, your kid ate all my macaroni and cheese!”
This was the response from dual Masters champion Bubba Watson to a question put to him by newly crowned US PGA champion Jason Day.
Day could have a career in golf journalism given his interviewing technique on the opening day of the PGA Tour's Barclays Championship, the first event of the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs.
Joint leader Waston took the stand in the “flash area” entertaining questions following a five-under-par first-round 65 in ideal conditions on the Plainfield Country Club course.
The American was nearing the end of his interview when Day, who had played in the same group as Watson and Jordan Spieth, waited his turn to face the media but soon found himself listening to Watson.
Day, who fired a 68 to stay well in contention despite a sore back, didn't hesitate in throwing a question at Watson.
“Was it an honour to play with Jason Day?” Day asked.
Watson, who had spotted Day waiting among the accredited journalists, replied: “Jason Day is one of my favourite golfers of all time because his son has the best hair I've ever seen.
“And by the way, he was at my house yesterday eating up all my macaroni and cheese. So you owe me for that.”
Later, when Day took his place behind the microphone it was mentioned to the Queenslander that he “might have a career as a golf journalist”.
Day smiled and remarked: “No, way too early for me to be going down that route.”