PALM HARBOR – Brian Canterbury is actually thankful for the morning rush-hour traffic.
He was running late from his home in Riverview to Innisbrook. He was scheduled to be a military caddie on the 17th hole during Wednesday's pro-am. There were 17 military members at the hole, and they took turns being a caddie for one hole for the professional.
Canterbury got to the hole late due to traffic. When it was finally his turn, Tiger Woods approached the tee box.
Video: Cool moment as Tiger Woods stops before 18th hole in today’s pro-am at Innisbrook to autograph glove he used in today’s round for military caddie in his foursome. pic.twitter.com/ofRF8JbC1q— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 7, 2018
"I just got lucky in the draw,'' said Canterbury, who is a month away from retirement in the U.S. Air Force. "When I got here I was next in line, and there was Tiger.''
The 17th hole is a par-three, so basically Canterbury just handed Tiger a putter and followed him to the green. But he did score an autographed slightly-used golf glove as well as a ball.
"Pretty cool,'' Canterbury said.