Pro Golfer Harold Varner III Mows His Parents’ Lawn The Day After Big Payday

July 9, 2018 at 10:18 am by Terez in Harold Varner III, PGA

Less than 12 hours after earning the second-biggest paycheck of his PGA Tour career, Harold Varner was out mowing his parents’ lawn in North Carolina. Talk about a man of his word. Varner, the 54-hole leader at the Greenbrier who was looking for his first PGA Tour win, shot a disappointing two-over-par 72 on Sunday to drop to T-5, but still earned $247,470. Before that final round, Varner had this to say: “I hate to harp on it, but it’s all about perspective,” said Varner, who wound up seven shots behind winner Kevin Na. “If I shoot 90 tomorrow, I’m gonna able to go home, and my mom is going to give me a kiss and be like, ‘you’re still a winner.’ And I’m gonna be mad, but that’s just how it is. And if I win, she’s gonna humble me and be like, ‘you’re not better than me.’ And I thoroughly enjoy that. Here’s a professional athlete you should look up to kids! – TO