Langley joins Golf's Next Wave to discuss carpet squares, comeback win and more
February 08, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
Scott Langley interview after winning Panama Championship
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Scott Langley grew up in the St. Louis area, but his dad is from Wisconsin, and so he grew up a Green Bay Packers fan.
Langley has attended several Packers games through the years, and the well-documented cold weather doesn’t scare him away.
The 28-year-old even has some advice for those considering a trip to Lambeau Field on a frigid December day.
“It’s 12 degrees outside, the tailgates are packed in the parking lot, and there are guys with their shirts off, people getting frostbite,” Langley said. “People bring carpet squares to put under their feet, because somehow it makes it warmer than standing on the cold cement in the stands.
“I don’t understand the science behind it, but I’ll tell you that it works.”
Langley earned his first career Web.com Tour title at last week’s Panama Championship, rallying from a six-stroke deficit entering the final round at Club de Golf de Panama, closing in 5-under 65 to finish two strokes clear of Rafael Campos and Edward Loar.
The University of Illinois alum joined Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran on this week’s edition of ‘Golf’s Next Wave’ and reflected on his memorable final round in Panama, where he overcame a self-admitted fear of Panama GC’s firm greens to make several clutch mid-range putts -- with a putter he nearly abandoned on Thursday evening.
Langley recently moved from Sea Island, Georgia, to Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Kristy and their 3-year-old daughter Kennedy.
While living in Sea Island, Langley crossed paths with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. An avid Cardinals fan, Langley doesn’t get star-struck too often, but he admits an exception for the 2006 World Series champion.
Langley also reflects on learning the game on public tracks in the St. Louis area, his various sporting allegiances, how he celebrated his first professional victory and more.
Scott Langley lights up Round 4 to win the Panama Championship