Finalist: Kenny Evans

Meet the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge finalist Kenny Evans

Released on 3/30/2010

Credits

Starring: Kenny Evans

Transcript

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(upbeat music)
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I enjoy making people happy, I enjoy making 'em laugh.
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How you doing, I'm Ken Evans
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from Seattle, Washington, I'm 44 years old.
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My USGA index, seven.
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My essay was all about being a mascot
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for a total of 19 years.
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My first four years of mascot work
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I broke a bone every year.
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University of Oklahoma's mascot,
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I worked for Harlem Globe Trotters, which is great.
00:26
Two years traveling the world,
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we met George Foreman on the plane going to South Africa,
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and he actually asked for my autograph.
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(laughs) Who I am is just
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someone who is gonna come into a room and just change
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the atmosphere of the room just with a smile.
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(laughing)
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I want to do things as me.
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I was always undercover, and so now I want to come out
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from under that cover and show America that I'm a golfer.
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Yeah, I wanted to become a pro, yeah I wanted all that,
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but I didn't put up the fight.
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This is my fight to say, hey, I want something major.
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I'll break 90, but I'm gonna shoot for 80.
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Don't laugh at me.
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Send me out there and let's see how it happens.
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