Self-described journeyman Paul Goydos stole the show Saturday at the Players. He did it first with his play, shooting an impressive 70 that featured 11 one-putt greens as his magical putting week continued.
He capped off his round with a rare star shot on NBC with Bob Costas, who showed highlights of Paul’s round. On the first one, Costas set up the video of Paul’s birdie putt. Then, silence. "You’re allowed to comment here, Paul," Costas quipped.
"Nice," Goydos said.
"Good comment," Costas said.
After a few more clutch putts, Costas asked the big question — why do you keep your shirt buttoned to the top when it’s over 90 degrees outside? "Because I don’t have any shoulders, and this is the way the shirt stays on," Goydos deadpanned.
Asked about his deadly putting, Goydos said, "The greens are perfect here, and my caddie has had a good week reading them."
Finally, Costas asked Goydos (ranked 169th in the world) if he’d ever had a 54-hole lead in his career. "No," Goydos said, "but I’ve only been out here 16 years."
Forget the journeyman label. The NBC spot proved what writers already knew — Paul Goydos is a media star. (Photos: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)