My husband, the TOUR pro: 18 things about Troy Mattesontext sizeJanuary 15, 2013
Nobody knows the PGA TOUR pros better than their wives. PGATOUR.COM has asked several TOUR wives to provide 18 things we should know about their husbands. This installment was written by Shauna Matteson, the wife of two-time PGA TOUR winner Troy Matteson.
By Shauna Matteson, special to PGATOUR.COM
HOW WE MET: Troy and I went to the same middle school (Murchison) and high school (Anderson) in Austin, Texas. We both played golf and belonged to the same country club (Great Hills) and had been around each other for years. I am, however, 1-1/2 years older than he is and so we weren’t in the same grade.
When Troy got his first car, he started to get my attention a little more. After all, he was only a sophomore and I was the big senior at the time. Troy saw something in me that most guys didn’t. He saw past the big glasses, and permed hair, and loads of freckles. Somehow he knew there was more to me than my appearance. He did ask me out, but I was too intimidated because he was the star golfer and so I turned him down. He will tell you that he asked me out multiple times, I however will tell you he asked once and moved on! So I finished high school and left for college and we didn’t see much of each other for five years.
One fateful day in early March, Troy walked into the Austin Outfitters store that I worked at in the mall. We sold fly fishing equipment and that caught his eye, but so did I (HA !!). He walked in with his brother, JT and his new sister-in-law, Tracie, and we all began to catch up on lost time.
Troy once again got up the courage to ask me out and this time I said yes. We went on two dates and decided to try a long-distance relationship. He was still in school at Georgia Tech and had 2-1/2 years left to graduate. I, however, was in Austin working for my family and had already finished college.
After 10 months of dating long distance Troy asked me to marry him. And 1-1/2 years later we were married on June 21, 2003. We started our family in 2009 with the addition of our little girl named Tori. The best decision I made in my life was to give Troy Matteson a chance. I have never regretted it and Tori and I count our blessings everyday for this wonderful father and husband that God has sent us.
18 things about Troy Matteson He enjoys hunting and fishing. He is especially good at bow hunting. His new hobby is growing trees. He has set up a small tree farm in the back yard! He will collect acorns from anywhere, and he enlists Tori (3 years old) to help collect and plant acorns. On his iPod you will find the Zac Brown Band, Metallica, AC/DC and Rob Zombie. He will not eat any bread except for pizza and soft pretzels. And his mom, Lucy, said that he has been like that since he was a baby. Funny thing is that it runs in the DNA because our daughter doesn’t like bread either ... but I do! He is the main driver of our motor coach. He has logged more than 170,000 miles on our RVs in just over eight years. He is very talented at grilling BBQ ribs and brisket. It is his specialty. And his chicken wings are to die for. His favorite two actors are Will Ferrell and The Rock. He is the best father and husband. He has the most incredible bond with Tori and she thinks of him as Prince Charming Daddy! When he isn’t wearing golf shoes you will catch him wearing Keen sandals. He is Mr. Handy Man. When you own a motor coach it is very handy to know how to fix stuff because things are always breaking! He taught Tori (at 1 year old) how to use binoculars and point out “Bucks” in the back yard! Troy has learned more than his share about Disney princesses since having Tori. They often snuggle on the couch and watch Tangled, The Little Mermaid, or Princess and the Frog! Troy isn’t the fastest at returning emails or phone calls. But a text he will do! So most people that really need to talk to him get ahold of me first! He loves Dave and Busters. He is exceptional at the “Big Grabber” games. We usually leave with 30 new stuffed animals for Tori. If we see a child that doesn’t have anything ... we hand them out! If Troy chooses dinner it will be at one of the three restaurants: Chick Fil A, Boston Market or Fazolli’s. Troy isn’t the best at spelling. But he can number crunch like the best of them. He drives a big diesel Chevy pickup. I call it the BEEF MASTER because it has grill and bumper guards, tool case, hitch, etc. Lets just say this isn’t your “city folk” kind of truck.