Minnesota joined a growing number of states with a vanity golf license plate last summer, and Tim Herron wants golfers in that state to show their love of the game.
The Minneapolis native is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, although he hasn't scored a victory since the 2006 Bank of America Colonial. In four tournaments so far this season, Herron's made two cuts but came up short of playing on the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Still, "Lumpy" is a fan favorite and well-known in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. So it's no surprise he recorded this public service spot for the PGA Minnesota Section as a way of getting the word out about Minnesota's golf plates.
According to the Section, sales of the plates have exceeded expectations, with over 1,000 sold since they were unveiled in August. A portion of the proceeds goes to expand junior golf in Minnesota.
Several states -- mainly in the Southeast -- have golf vanity plates. For example, there are vanity plates available for motorists in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi. But Minnesota's is somewhat unique, in that the golf ball on the plate is the"O" in Minnesota.