Mondays aren't fun days for pro golfers

Paula Creamer's dog, Studley
Paula Creamer via Twitter
Paula Creamer's dog, Studley, looks as thrilled to go through airport security as his human counterparts.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 12:09 a.m.

As you might suspect, Mondays are usually hectic travel days for professional golfers. And when I'm home, warm and dry, I get a kick out of following all their various travails via social media.

Today seemed like a pretty typical Monday, judging by some of the tweets that rolled by throughout the day. Here are some examples:

--Former ''Big Break'' winner Carling Coffing Nolan was a little miffed at AirTran as she tried to get out of Orlando. For one thing, her Sunday flight was cancelled, keeping her around an extra day. For another thing, her diabetes pump earned her a patdown from the TSA crew. And for a third, her flight was delayed yet again. ''I feel like Dorothy trying to get home," she tweeted.

--Former Oklahoma Sooner star and current Symetra Tour player Kendall Dye also was trying to get out of Orlando. But first, she tweeted, she had to complete ''Operation stop puking before a 5 hour flight.''

--Champions Tour player Roger Chapman, meanwhile, was sweating his connections from Gulfport, Miss., to Dallas to Chicago to London after a delay getting off the ground. Good luck!

--LPGA Tour player Karin Sjodin found herself seated next to a guy all decked out in "Team Glock" gear. ''Hope he has his 'tools' in the checked luggage,'' said tweeted. And before getting on the plane, she admitted: "First I booked a room by the wrong airport. Then I went through security at the wrong terminal... Really hope I'll board the correct flight!"

--European Tour player Mikko Ilonen was trying to fly from the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur to the Hassan II Trophy in Agadir, Morocco, via Istanbul and London. Total trip time: 30 hours. Oof!

One tweet made me laugh, though – in the photo above, Paula Creamer showed us Studley, her perky pup and frequent traveling companion, as he waited to go through security in California after the Kia Classic late Sunday. The expression on his face looks exactly like how I feel every time I have to endure those ridiculous airport lines. Fortunately for all involved, Studley and Paula both made it home to Orlando safe and sound – and pretty much on time.

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