On Monday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Fauria’s interesting booking request and Segio Garcia‘s unlucky drive during the Bridgestone Invitational. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
Benz went to New York City this past weekend and stayed at Hudson Hotel — a modern, chic residence with very small rooms for its guests.
“You go upstairs and you get in your room, and it’s kind of set up like if you’re on a cruise ship, like cruise ship quarters,” Benz said. “It’s so tight and so compact, and obviously the point is, they don’t want you to be in your room, they want you downstairs at their expensive bar.”
In an odd coincidence, Fauria admitted that he stayed in the same hotel years earlier with the Patriots, sharing a room with two of his teammates. However, Fauria booked the room for a unique reason.
“I said, ‘How did you get three NFL players in there? These rooms are tiny,’ ” Benz said, adding: “[Fauria] goes, ‘Oh, we didn’t get the room for us, it was for our luggage.’ ”
“I want to get to the point in life where my luggage can have its own hotel room,” Benz said.
– Golfer Sergio Garcia‘s poor drive on the third hole of the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday did not just sail into a group of spectators but right into a woman’s diamond ring. The diamond was dislodged as a result and was lost in the grass.
Garcia gave the woman a signed ball and information in order to replace the ring, but the diamond was eventually found.
“The question is: Should he feel responsible,” Fauria asked. “Should he feel indebted? Should he feel like he has to replace that diamond ring? It’s not like it’s really his fault, is it?”
“Sergio strikes me as the kind of guy that can get a hotel room for his luggage, so I think he might feel obligated, feel indebted, and to him, $10,000 to help replace a ring isn’t that big of a deal,” Benz said.
“It depends who you are, but I wouldn’t feel obligated by any means,” Merloni said. “She’s probably lucky that it was Sergio Garcia and not some amateur that’s on the Tour.”
“What would you have done?” Benz asked.
“I would have said, ‘Hey, I hope you find it. I’ll see you later.’ I’m not replacing somebody’s diamond ring,” Fauria replied.