Trey Mullinax’s travel nightmare en route to St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Picture this.

You have just won your initial PGA Tour title, managed all the media obligations and now have to hurry more than the pond to get ready to make your debut in the Open Championship. But you’re in Kentucky with the Barbasol Championship components and your passport is house in Alabama, so — courtesy of the PGA Tour, which sets up a private jet — you fly south.

You repack, get a few hrs of snooze and then head for Scotland, the itinerary using you by way of JFK and Dublin in advance of touching down in Edinburgh. And that’s when you see the horrors at the palms of baggage handlers.

We’ll allow Trey Mullinax choose it from below.

“All my clubs were out of my (golf) bag when I bought in this article,” Mullinax claimed. “A ton of clubs were being bent, and so we had to regulate and stuff like that. I guess heading by TSA, whatsoever, they took the irons out (of the golf bag) and set them not back again in my golf bag. They were just lying in the vacation situation.

“A few of irons were bent and things like that.”

But his vacation nightmare has turned into a desire week at the 150th Open Championship played at the Property of Golf. Following making the cut on the quantity, he and Kevin Kisner were the very first two-ball out and Mullinax shot 6-beneath-par 66 Kisner shot 65. Mullinax will be ready to snooze in a little bit extended Sunday right after moving up additional than 50 spots on the leaderboard.

“A tiny bit of a blur,” Mullinax, 30, explained his existing point out. “I remaining my home at 5 a.m. Monday early morning, obtained listed here at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, and then teed off at like 1:30 for 18 holes. I was in fact Alright Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday I was actually fatigued. I have not slowed down. I definitely haven’t experienced any time. I’m actually wanting forward to next 7 days getting home to my loved ones and hanging out with my young ones and celebrating the win, viewing some friends and things like that.”

2022 Barbasol Championship

Trey Mullinax lifts up his two-year-old son Jude on the 18th environmentally friendly all through the ultimate round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament. (Photograph: Jordan Prather-Usa These days Sports activities)

Participating in the Old Training course has certainly woken him up.

“Getting to strike shots I have in no way hit before,” he explained of the highlights. “My caddie has been quite geared up for the shots that we’re likely to have to strike and the bump and runs you have to hit all-around listed here.

“I really feel very geared up, and I sense like my game’s good.”

And now his putter is again to typical, too. On Friday night time, Mullinax identified the lie of his putter was off by 2 degrees.

“I understood it appeared funny. I was getting to notify my caddie, male, I’m acquiring to ahead push this a good deal. I was like, male, I never know what is heading on,” he claimed. “The ball was not rolling like it was in Kentucky. Absolutely I did not shed it in two days.

I found out nowadays that it was 2 degrees off. I played a whole lot far better nowadays.

“Shooting 66 out right here is never ever bad. I was just seeking to maintain up with Kiz the full time. I mean, he was placing phenomenal. I started off earning some putts. It became kind of like who can make the most birdies? He designed the most birdies. I sniffed him on the final hole. May possibly have caught a pores and skin there with him.”