Just five weeks before the Hero Open, a golfer in contention for the title was an Uber driver.
Despite being an Uber driver five weeks ago, Berry Henson is 36 holes away from a European Tour victory.
Despite being an Uber driver just five weeks ago, American golfer Berry Henson is in contention heading into the last two rounds of the Hero Open on the European Tour.
Henson, who has played on the Asia Tour for the majority of his career, entered this week’s European Tour event at Fairmont St. Andrews rated 1217th in the official global golf rankings, having missed the cut in his previous five tournaments.
Back-to-back five-under-par rounds of 67, however, have propelled the American into contention at the halfway point of the Hero Open, where he is 10-under for the event, just two shots behind leader Justin Walters.
67 Henson spoke after his second round about his incredible trip to the tournament, which includes him working as an Uber driver just five weeks before teeing up in Scotland.
“I mean, I haven’t played much golf in the last two years,” Henson explained. I mean, five weeks ago I was driving for Uber, so to be out here on the European Tour – yeah, I was driving Uber, and this week people are watching me play golf – I’m just loving it.”
The American also provided insight into how a professional golfer becomes an Uber driver, claiming that he had plenty of free time due to the Asian Tour’s off-season and the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
“I’m the type of man who needs to keep his mind occupied; I can’t just sit at home,” he added. There wasn’t much for me to do in the off-season between the Asian Tour and Covid, so I had to keep my mind occupied. That’s the kind of person I am.
“I couldn’t sit at home and not do something that paid money – not because I needed the money, but because I needed to feel like I had a purpose – so that gave me a choice when I got home. So, any of my Uber passengers out there who say, “Hey, I know that man, he drove me an Uber,” what’s up?”
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