SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – So much for a wild victory party for Scott Stallings.
Following his victory at the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday, Stallings and his family hit the road, driving to reach Scottsdale before a Monday pro-am time for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Even after the win, it was hardly a fun road trip.
“We were driving back, and about an hour into the road trip my son started getting sick, which made for an adventurous six‑hour drive back to Scottsdale,” he said Wednesday. “And upon arriving in Scottsdale about midnight, my wife started getting sick. I stayed up with her all evening. I was giving her a hard time. I said, ‘I guess I'm putting in for husband and father of the year.’
“So she was sick, and then I kind of got the tail end of it Monday afternoon and Monday evening. If you asked me yesterday, I'd say there is no way I'm playing in the tournament.”
Instead, Stallings remains in the field, hoping to follow up on last week’s success.
“It's a golf course you need to have some experience on, just the fact you kind of have to know how to deal with it. I have played and practiced here a lot this winter, so it will be a little bit different experience.”