CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — The pros will be teeing off at the Travelers Championship on Thursday, but the celebrities had their chance on Wednesday.
Funny man George Lopez was on his game on Wednesday.
Lopez, playing with a world-renown chef and 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman, had plenty of fun on the course.
“That’s a recipe for some gluten-free fun,” he said. “The wind is going to mess with me a little bit. It’s not going to mess up my hair, but it’s going to mess up my ball flight.”
Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie and defensive end Andre Tippett played in the same foursome. Tippett still thinks about hitting quarterbacks.
“I might throw a clothesline on him just to see how he reacts. I’m always a little nervous around quarterbacks, because I always feel like I need to do something to unsettle them,” Tippett said.
“He almost took me out in the parking lot,” Flutie said.
The former Heisman trophy winner wasn’t as worried about being hit as he was hitting spectators on the first tee.
“I’m always worried about it. That’s why I’m a headcase on No. 1,” he said.
Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield also gets the first-tee jitters.
“The first time I did it, I was shaking like a leaf,” Wakefield said. “I just hit knuckleballs down the middle.”
For the celebrities, it’s all about supporting the tournament, and its charities, like Paul Newman’s “Hole In the Wall Gang Camp.”
“Last time I came, Paul Newman was alive, and he’s such a great guy that I wanted to do a show last night,” Lopez said. “I did it for him.”