CHARLOTTE, NC — We’ve all used “LOL” as a response, usually to a funny message online. Normally it’s not literal. I mean, who actually laughs out loud, then says so?
Trevor Immelman, that’s who.
The captain of the International team at the 2022 Presidents Cup could not help but react honestly when Greg Norman, the former leader of the International squad turned CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, wished Immelman and the worldwide all-stars good luck on Twitter.
“Look, any of you who have known me for the longest time know that I’m an extremely open and honest person. I pretty much say it exactly as I’m thinking it,” Immelman said after Friday’s four-ball matches at Quail Hollow Club. “What I said was exactly what I was doing when I read that tweet. I was laughing out loud.”
“I learned long ago that lying is dangerous because you’ve got to have a good memory,” he continued. “So I’d rather just tell the truth.”
Immelman wasn’t laughing Friday evening after his International side lost 4-1 for the second consecutive day to fall behind 8-2 against the stacked American squad. The competition continues Saturday morning with four foursomes matches beginning at 7:12 am ET.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek