With clock ticking, Korn Ferry Tour player leaves clubs at airport to make tee time, borrows set from pro

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James Nicholas had a whirlwind morning before teeing off in the Korn Ferry Tour’s AdventHealth Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

The former Yale star who played both golf and football for the Ivy League school arrived at Blue Hills Country Club just minutes before his tee time. He had been an alternate and was not expected to make it into the field, but somehow earned a berth through a number of WD’s. Since his flight time cut things oh-so-close, Nicholas left his clubs behind at baggage claim and decided to immediately leave the airport and head to the course.

Upon arrival, Nicholas jumped out of the car and quickly asked officials if they had an extra set, shoes, and even a glove. Luckily for him, the club pro let him borrow his sticks and he was off.

Through 15 holes Thursday, he is 3 over. He’s made just one KFT start this season, the Astrata Golf Championship, and he missed the cut.

Watch his arrival here:

Nicholas posted these stories to his Instagram Wednesday explaining the hectic situation.