Interesting look at Mark Wilson in these videos. The first video is back from March of last season. Prior to this year, Mark’s last win came back in 2009 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Thanks to that win – his poor performance last year (132nd on the money list) made him exempt for 2011 without having to go back to Q-School. But prior to that, Wilson also won the 2007 Honda Classic, which interestingly enough also had a Monday finish and a playoff. But even more interesting is the fact that Wilson credits his caddy (Chris) for the win. Not that this is unusual, but in this instance it was. It was during the 2nd round on Friday in which he and Camilo Villegas were on the 5th tee, and Wilson had just hit a hybrid. Camilo and his caddie were pondering amongst themselves precisely what type of hybrid Wilson had used, when Wilson’s caddie overheard them talking to each other and blurted out, “It’s 18 degrees.” Subsequently Wilson was penalized for his caddie having offered advice to his playing partner. Mark goes on to say that the penalty kick-started his round and he went on to win the tournament, because of what happened that day.
He also said in the interview that if he wasn’t a professional golfer, he would most likely have been an accountant. Having already won over $2 million thus far in 2011, hopefully he has secured the services of a good one.
The second video is a rare look inside of a PGA Tour player who never misses an opportunity to credit his faith for his position in life, and it’s refreshing to see someone willing to share that part of his life with others. Faith is a big part of what makes Mark Wilson tick.