PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — What does PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan have in common with Arnold Palmer? Well, in addition to a deep love and respect for the game, Monahan can now add a drink named in his honor at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The Arnold Palmer, the refreshing combo of lemonade and iced tea, is a stock favorite at golf courses everywhere, but it is going to get a run for its money by the newest drink being served, The Monahan in the Rocks, which officially became a crowd pleaser last week during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Commish competed in the two-man best-ball competition with Tour pro Harry Higgs and his father, Joe, teamed up with Keith Mitchell in the same foursome. On Friday, The Monahans played Pebble Beach and around 2 p.m., Jay fanned a shot to the right that bounced off the cart path and landed in a female spectator’s cocktail glass. According to Joe, she froze and held the glass while waiting for a rules official to give a ruling. (He was granted a free drop.)
As first reported by Pebble Beach Resort’s own web site, Monahan’s shot caused a good deal of commotion in the Palmer Club 18 grandstands.
“Bystanders jokingly catcalled Monahan, asking if he was planning to pay for the woman’s drink, and noting that a drink would now have to be named after him in honor of the humorous occasion,” the Pebble Beach web site reported.
Lo and behold, within 24 hours, they did just that, and began serving the now infamous “Monahan in the Rocks.” What exactly is it? Well, according to the sign it is a Moscow Mule with Grey Goose.
Props to the good folks at Pebble Beach for having a sense of humor. No word on whether the “Monahan in the Rocks” will be added to the menu at the bar at TPC Sawgrass, the site of The Players Championship, and home course for Monahan and PGA Tour employees.
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