Continued from page 1

The topic came up because Henley and Langley played together in their rookie debut on the PGA Tour. Walking up the 16th fairway, with the Pacific Ocean behind them and a television tower off to the side, they began chatting about where they were at time last year.

They were at a Hooters Tour event in Florida. Henley had missed the cut, and Langley was a second set of eyes as he tried to figure out what was wrong with his swing. Langley, meanwhile, was telling stories about going through a slump in 2010, and how Henley always came over and offered help.

“I don’t know everybody out here on the PGA Tour, but you don’t come across a lot of guys who really get it and play the game the way I think it should be played,” Henley said. “I think when you get guys who are selfless, that’s a really cool thing. I try to be that way. I’m probably not always like that. … It’s really cool, that side of the game, because that would never happen in any other sport. You’d never see Federer help Nadal with his backhand _ or I don’t think you would.

“That’s why I love the game so much,” Henley said. “I love the competition, but also love how you can be the guy’s best friend.”

___

The PGA Tour asks rookies to fill out a questionnaire with some offbeat questions so fans can know a little more about them than where they went to college and how they reached the tour.

Here’s a sampling:

_ Derek Ernst says he would be a rock star if he didn’t play golf for a living. And as a reminder that we’re in the next generation, his dream foursome would include Arnold Palmer, Rory McIlroy and Tim Tebow.

_ Paul Haley II played baseball in the sixth grade on the same team as former Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

_ Robert Streb has on his bucket list going to an Oklahoma-Texas game. He went to Kansas State. Then again, he grew up in Oklahoma and used to play hockey with St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

_ Henrik Norlander is from Sweden and played for Augusta State. His dream foursome would include Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Johnny Cash.