Whether a player finds success on the PGA Tour or not might have more to do with how well he travels than how well he hits a golf ball—an appropriate topic given this week’s PGA Tour stop, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. The hotel chain surveyed players and found the following insights:
• 94 percent spend at least 60 nights on the road each year.
• They typically hit the pillow at 10:30 and wake up a little after 6 for around seven hours of sleep per night.
• When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, comfortable pillows (90 percent) and quiet (70 percent) were the most important factors.
• 32 percent dream about golf, mostly about hitting the perfect shot or putt or winning a tournament.
Our own LINKS’ non-scientific survey found that most players take about 10 pairs of pants on the road, 10 shirts, and two pair of golf shoes, white and black. They wash their own socks and underwear but typically have the rest sent out for dry cleaning. Now you know!