Two perks of pro-am day

Gold medal and Wienermobile
An Olympic gold medal and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile were unique attractions in their own way at pro-ams on Wednesday.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 12:35 a.m.

Golfers from around the globe won't tee it up in the Olympics until 2016, but several PGA Tour players got to gawk at a gold medal on Wednesday. Former Wake Forest basketball star Chris Paul played in the Wyndham Championship pro-am, and he brought his prize possession wth him. Several players got their picture taken with the medal, and Paul even let his fellow Demon Deacon and defending Wyndham champion Webb Simpson try it on.

All the way across the country at the pro-am for the LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic, the players there got a pro-am treat of their own -- the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was on hand. Amanda Blumenherst was one of several players who got her picture taken with it.

As much as I love all kinds of cars, seeing a gold medal up close is clearly cooler than seeing the Wienermobile. But would it be cooler to try on a gold medal or drive the Wienermobile? In that case, I'd hop behind the wheel in a heartbeat.