Pro Golfers Compare Popular Turkey Day Dishes

Pro Golfers Compare Popular Turkey Day Dishes

It’s that time of year again.

Families gather around the table, say thanks and stuff their mouths while watching football on TV.

However, some people can arrive on a golf course, scratching that itch that just won’t go away. Although the world of professional golf in the United States is quiet on Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean golf can’t be a part of the holiday season.

That got us thinking: which golfers are most like certain Thanksgiving dishes? While we’re trying to have a little fun and not take things so seriously in the lead up to the holidays, here’s what we came up with: (A reminder: this is for fun.)

Turkey: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth plays his second shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 5, 2022 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images for AT&T)

Of course, we start with Spieth as the turkey. Because when it’s done right, it’s perfection. When it’s not, it’s going to be a disaster.

Ham: Joel Dahmen

Fortinet Championship 2022

Fortinet Championship 2022

Joel Dahmen looks on before the Fortinet Championship at the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course on September 14, 2022 in Napa, California. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

An interesting creature and an interesting golfer. The exchanges with your caddy. His bucket hat. The self-loathing. Dahmen rolls in the mud? Maybe. But he did say at the RSM Classic that one of his keys to success was not being a jerk. Anyway. Dahmen is a ham. A ham is Dahmen.

Mashed Potatoes: Rory McIlroy

BMW Championship 2022

BMW Championship 2022

Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the sixth hole at the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club on August 18, 2022, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

When it comes to getting the ball off the tee, nobody hits it better than Rory. But no one can forget this legendary clip either.

Sauce: Nelly Korda

CME Groups Tour Championship 2022

CME Groups Tour Championship 2022

Nelly Korda smiles on the 18th green during the second round of the 2022 CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. (Photo: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The sauce is a huge fan favorite and can add flavor to any dish. Korda, the world number 1, is one of the faces of the LPGA and improves every classification when she is in it.

Green Bean Casserole: Tiger Woods

Pro-Am J.P. McManus 2022

Pro-Am J.P. McManus 2022

Fans watch/video Tiger Woods as he tees off the first hole at the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

Tiger is a green bean casserole because it makes the best side dish, even if people aren’t willing to admit it. GBC fans aren’t shy about showing their allegiance to this dish, either, and have you ever met a casual Big Cat fan?

Filler: Tom Kim

Shriners Children's Open 2022

Shriners Children’s Open 2022

Tom Kim plays his 10th fairway shot during the final round of the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. (Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

When it comes to hitting the ball well, Kim knows a thing or two about hitting shots close to the hole. It’s a big reason why he has won twice in the second half of 2022.

Macaroni and Cheese: Ho-Sung Choi and Jim Furyk

February 8, 2019;  Pebble Beach, CA, USA;  Ho-sung Choi hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.  Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

February 8, 2019; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Ho-sung Choi hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Ho-sung Choi hits his tee shot during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. (Photo: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Macaroni and cheese may not be a traditional Thanksgiving dish. Similar to Choi and Furyk’s swings, it’s a bit unorthodox and may seem weird, but it certainly gets the job done.

Butter and rolls: Lydia Ko

CME Groups Tour Championship 2022

CME Groups Tour Championship 2022

Lydia Ko poses for a photo with the Vare Trophy, Rolex Player of the Year trophy and CME Globe trophy after winning the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 20, 2022, in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

A putting stroke as smooth as butter, Ko rolls the rock with the best of them. That’s why he cashed a big check last weekend.

Pumpkin Pie: Brooks Koepka

LIFE Golf Jeddah

LIFE Golf Jeddah

Brooks Koepka poses with his trophy following his playoff win at the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah at Royal Greens Golf Club on October 16, 2022. (Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)

Pumpkin pie looks a lot like Koepka. It only appears certain weeks of the year and is often hard to find the rest of the time.

Crazy Uncle: Phil Mickelson

LIFE Golf Portland

LIFE Golf Portland

Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up as he walks down the fairway on the second hole
during the first round of the LIV Golf event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. (Photo: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so this isn’t a Thanksgiving dish, but there’s always that one family member who’s at every gathering during the holidays, right? The one that keeps things a bit edgy: You have no idea what they’re going to say or do, but it means you can’t look away and have to watch out for what comes next.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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