Calling All Golf Fanatics

Sportswriter Rick Reilly loves golf. Like really, really loves it. In So Help Me Golf, his collection of fun facts and sparkling anecdotes, he writes about famous players, eccentric characters, and cool courses. We take a look at the highlights in our latest Instaread.

The Hardest Working Guy in the Gig Economy

One of the most fascinating stories Reilly shares is about Ricky Meissner, who supported his PGA Tour expenses with an unusual side hustle: bank robbing. When he failed to qualify to play a game on tour, he’d drive around town looking for a bank to rob so he could pay his motel bill. He’d put fake plates on his van, dye his hair black, glue on a mustache, and hit the bank before driving on to wherever the tour was headed the following week. 

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