Cameron Percy: “You can tell which people watch different news outlets”

Battling an injury, the PGA Tour shutdown came at a good time for Cameron Percy.

Thanks to Geoff Shackelford for highlighting this interesting article on Australian golfer Cameron Percy via Reuters.

Currently, number 321 in the world and sitting 112th in the FedEx Cup rankings, Percy was about to head into a long stretch of golf tournaments when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shutting down the PGA Tour.

“I was about to go into seven tournaments in eight weeks, so for me it was a godsend,” he said.

“I’ve been in so much pain hitting the golf ball. I was just trying to play through it and I’ve lost a heap of distance because when I get to the top of the swing that’s when it hurts.

Percy shares his financial philosophy which has prepared him well for the current situation and an interesting take on the current state of the North Carolina community where he resides.

“There are no water coolers, no towels in the golf carts, no rakes in the bunkers and the cups are upside down so the ball won’t go in the hole,” said Percy, who is concerned that many people have not been heeding warnings seriously.

“There was (a community gathering) in the street and people were hugging and kissing. They’re like, ‘this is not that big a deal’.

“You can tell which people watch different news outlets. It’s pretty obvious which ones are watching Fox News.”

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