These guys are good – but not everybody knows their names
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano via Twitter
I produce a lot of the content you see here on PGA.com, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't occasionally make a typo. Most are harmless – and we catch almost all of them before they actually go live.
However, one night while I was trying to do a lot in a little amount of time, I sent out a tweet on the PGA.com account referencing PGA Tour player Roberto Castro – except I accidentally called him "Ricardo." Worse, I didn't immediately catch my mistake, and Roberto saw it. He called me out on it via Twitter, and some of his tour player buddies teased both him and me about it.
Of course I apologized, and Roberto let me off the hook, for which I am very grateful. I've felt a little guilty ever since – but tonight, I saw that I'm not the only person to get a PGA Tour player's name wrong in a very embarrassing way.
Check out these tweets, two of which, I'm sorry to say, involve Castro. And note the irony – the Honda Classic locker room plaque misspells Castro's first name, while the golf cart sheet calls Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano "Castro":
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