Sometimes it sucks to share the same name as a famous person.
Other times, though, it can pay off.
Chris Wood is the latest person to discover that. Going by the name @rawhideclyde1 on Twitter, he reached out to his namesake – three-time European Tour winner and 2016 Ryder Cup player Chris Wood – to cheekily ask him for some of his old gear.
Check out his tweet:
@Chris3Wood I'm a huge fan and also named Chris Wood. I'm also 6'5. I know this isn't true for all golfers but if you have anything that you could send me it would be the coolest thing in the world. Father of 3 and hardly have enough money to golf, much less buy apparel. Thanks!!— Chris Wood (@rawhideclyde1) August 28, 2018
Seems he got former BMW PGA champion Chris on a good day.
I like the fact you’ve chanced your luck!! I will send you some old clubs 👍🏻 https://t.co/jYUZm1uUrQ— Chris Wood (@Chris3Wood) August 28, 2018
How good is that?
Of course, the exchange prompted some more people to get their begging bowls out.
My names Chris, I used to live in Bristol and occasionally play golf. Can I have some of your old underpants please.— Tuffer (@TufferB) August 29, 2018
@Chris3Wood hi Chris I’m an over the top 10 handicap golfer, I’m a little shorter than you, but my mum is a good seamstress and my pro @GolfLS18 is a a top pro if you’ve any old fodder you could throw my way I’d gladly have them altered to fit. I’d even carry your bag for you!— Gavin Pickup (@KTMGav) August 28, 2018
I sent a message to @Danny_Willett once and didn't even get a like 😂— Andy Willett (@AndyWillett1985) August 28, 2018
I’d offer you some from when I was 11 years old but I was 6ft 1 back then.. sorry! https://t.co/FctQI2orn1— Chris Wood (@Chris3Wood) August 28, 2018
Fair play to Chris, it's a cool gesture. But if there's golfer you really want to have the same name as, it's surely Tommy Fleetwood. This is why.