There are any number of reasons to admire Harold Varner III – he’s genuine, charming and generous – and before he hits his first official shot in the Wells Fargo Championship this week, he already has won hearts again.
This week could be about Varner, who grew up in Gastonia, N.C. – not far from Quail Hollow Club – and he’s in a featured pairing with Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. He’s going to win one of these days and, when he does, Varner’s star power will explode because of his personality and general joy.
For Varner, the early part of Wells Fargo week is about his buddy Daniel Meggs, who has been in a life-and-death struggle with cancer for a while now. Meggs was a top-level player, good enough to imagine doing what Varner does today, but now he’s sick and it’s serious.
If his health allows it, Meggs will caddie a hole or two for Varner in the Wednesday pro-am. If not (a fever developed earlier this week), Varner will have him there in spirit.
That’s not all Varner has done for Meggs, who went to Wake Forest on an Arno...
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