Well, maybe this will be HV3’s year, the year Harold Varnergets his first PGA Tour win and the January trip to Maui that comes with it, for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It’s a good week: a wide-open golf course, poolside Mai Tais after work, a Ritz-Carlton where the doorman greets you with a hearty aloha. Last year, Varner finished second at Hilton Head.
In a new book by my press-tent pal John Feinstein, Varner, 31, open and playful, makes a telling appearance.
On page 297 of Raise a Fist, Take a Knee, Varner and Amanda Singleton (boyfriend and girlfriend as teenagers; married during the pandemic) show up at an old-timey resort and former Tour stop. Here Feinstein quotes Varner as he recalls the greeting from the valet: “Caddies park outside.”