Tom Sorensen: Still just as colorful, Rickie Fowler’s first PGA Tour win came in Charlotte

Rickie Fowler hoists the trophy after winning a 3-way sudden death playoff in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2012. JEFF SINER – jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This story originally published in the Charlotte Observer on May 7, 2012.

If the average man wore an orange shirt, orange pants, orange and white shoes, a white belt and a white cap that features the orange outline of an animal, here’s what would happen.

A spouse, parent, legal guardian or stranger would say: “Who told you that looked good?”

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Tom Sorensen: Golf might not need John Daly. But I do.

5/4/06 Golfer John Daly smokes a cigarette prior to teeing off during first round in the 2006 Wachovia Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Daly finished his first round at 2 over on the day. PATRICK SCHNEIDER – pschneider@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on Sept. 10, 2009.

I’m a golf fan this week. John Daly, who is my favorite golfer and one of my favorite athletes, will return to the PGA Tour. The St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis offered him an exemption.

Memphis is a great town if you like blues. But to appreciate the music, you have to have lived it. Daly, whom the PGA suspended six months for being John Daly, has lived it. His Beale Street credibility is intact.

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Tom Sorensen: Remembering the day Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods took Quail Hollow by storm

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Skipper Beck (left to right) leave Quail Hollow Club’s first tee during the Wachovia Championship pro-am on May 2, 2007. JOHN SIMMONS – jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on May 3, 2007.

The respect ​Michael Jordan has for​ Tiger Woods, who has won 12 major​ golf tournaments, is evident.

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