We’re only two days into 2023 and, already, there’s a clear frontrunner for ‘Blunder of the Year’.
Augusta National Golf Club has been mailing the first batch of Masters invitations to eligible players over the festive season.
One of those expecting to receive this extra-special delivery was Scott Stallings. Having reached the 2022 Tour Championship, the American met the eligibility criteria for the first men’s major of the year.
However, whilst other players proudly posted about receiving their invites on social media, Stallings received nothing, despite checking his mailbox “five times a day”.
He was beginning to wonder if there was a problem… until a random DM sent to his Instagram account revealed details of a hilarious blunder.
Literally had been checking the mailbox five times a day and then I got this random DM yesterday pic.twitter.com/yMvUYm3ioK
— Scott Stallings (@stallingsgolf) January 2, 2023
The message came from another person called Scott Stallings, who, just like his tour pro namesake, has a wife called Jennifer and lives in Georgia.
He wrote: “Hi Scott. My name is Scott Stallings as well and I’m from GA. My wife’s name is Jennifer too! Her IG is [redacted]….