- Paul Larsen is the head greenskeeper at Royal St. Georges, the site of the 2021 Open Championship, and he is a legend.
- During an interview with Golf Channel, Larsen immediately lit up on social media.
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On the eve of the 2021 Open Championship, the golf world wasn’t talking about whether or not Jon Rahm could win his second consecutive major, if Jordan Spieth could lift the Claret Jug for a second time, or any of the other marquee storylines heading into the week. No, everyone was talking about a man named Paul Larsen.
Royal St. George’s is known for its quirkiness, so it’s only right that Larsen, the head greenskeeper of the course, has some unique characteristics of his own.
The world was introduced to Larsen during a Golf Channel interview on Wednesday and the longtime greenskeeper instantly turned into a legend with his messy hair and sick shades.
Not only does Larsen looks like he’s spent far too much time studying grass, but the man looks like he’s seen some things.
Yeah, expect things to get weird this week, folks. pic.twitter.com/AfoUv5wWU9
— By The Flagstick (@ByTheFlagstick) July 14, 2021
Based on his social media accounts, Larsen has been the head greenskeeper at Royal St. George’s since 2010. This means he was the man in charge during the Open’s last appearance at the course in 2011 when Darren Clarke hoisted the Claret Jug.
Larsen became a celebrity on Twitter in no time.
Recording artist ✅
Acting role in “Wayne’s World” ✅
Head Greenskeeper ✅
Alice Cooper is a straight up renaissance man. https://t.co/l7dO1naM1k
— ToddKrevanchi (@krvanch) July 14, 2021
Is "head greenskeeper" a euphemism for lead singer in an 80's rock band? https://t.co/SnsUflpiEE
— Jacques Slade (@kustoo) July 14, 2021
Doc Brown drove his DeLorean into the future and became a greenskeeper 😂😂😂 https://t.co/eszpldVJa5
— Andy Mac (@AndyMacSports) July 14, 2021
This is Paul Larsen, head greenskeeper at Royal St. George's.
My man's got fescue hair pic.twitter.com/cbLBTBPa69
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) July 14, 2021
Plenty of people on Twitter immediately made the comparison to Alice Cooper, but personally, I think he looks exactly like Paul Azinger with a wig on.
It’s going to be great to see what Larsen has in store for the game’s best at Royal St. George’s this week. Let’s hope we get to see more of Larsen throughout the tournament and he receives a personal shoutout during the winner’s speech come Sunday afternoon.