Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski on meeting Tiger Woods, Shooter McGavin and what he’d serve at his Masters Champions Dinner
Rob Gronkowski isn’t much of a golfer, but he’s having himself a day at the Valspar Championship.
On Friday, Gronk answered a few questions from the media at Innsbrook’s Copperhead Course, and by the sound of it he’s loving it in Palm Harbor, Florida.
“So I came to the Valspar last year and just had a wonderful time,” he said. “What’s so special about it is you get to watch some golf, but at the same time, this place is so awesome. I was also playing cornhole while watching everyone play golf. So I got to do some activities because I love activities. I won some games in cornhole versus — some of the Lightning guys, actually I beat them in cornhole.
“It’s just awesome.”
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As for playing golf, Gronk doesn’t get out that much — but he does have lofty goals.
“I probably played about one round total of golf in the past six years,” he said. “I’ve been playing a lot of the golf simulators back up north. I’ve been getting better. Let me tell you, those golf simulators, they’re the real deal. I feel like they’re very accurate actually.
“There’s one thing I love to do is putt-putt. But I’m telling you right now, I’m just really young still, been living the fast life, but I’m starting to calm down more and I feel like golf is going to be one of my games in the future. I will be playing in pro-ams eventually. I would say I’m going to be a par guy one day. About 15 years I’ll be shooting par.”
Gronk has yet to spend time with many current PGA Tour players, but he has had a few brushes with golf greatness through the years.
“I actually never really met any professional golf players ever. I really haven’t. Not in person, no. I met Tiger Woods one time real quick. He was in the big golf tournament up in New England and he was working out at our facility,” Gronkowski said. “Oh, yeah, and he just walked by, and I said, What up, Tiger? And he said, What up, Gronk? I shook his hand. So that’s the only professional guy I’ve ever met, I’m pretty sure.
“But I did meet Shooter McGavin before, actually, and if you ask me, he’s the No. 1 most professional golf guy ever. I met Shooter.”
With the Masters coming up in a few weeks, Gronk was asked what would be on his menu if he was hosting the Champions Dinner.
“My menu would be cheeseburgers, chicken finger subs, Buffalo wings with blue cheese on the side, and of course my lovely ice shaker right here with an ice cold beverage inside, just getting a little tipsy at all times, baby,” he said.