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Golf Channel reporter mistakenly interviews soccer coach she thought was Vince Younger

The Golf Channel scored an interview with Vince Younger at this week’s BMW Charity Professional-Am in South Carolina, or so it thought.

In the course of the occasion Thursday, the channel confirmed Younger speaking to inside-the-ropes reporter Lauren Withrow.

It was not Vince Younger, and Withrow had no concept.


Former NFL quarterback Vince Younger shoots the Rockets Charity Shot at Toyota Middle Feb. 26, 2020, in Houston, Texas.   (Bob Levey/Getty Pictures)

Withrow instantly kicked off the interview by reciting Younger’s accolades. 

“Six seasons within the NFL, arguably among the best NCAA quarterbacks of all time in Texas,” she mentioned.

However Withrow was truly interviewing Everette Sands, a former soccer participant at The Citadel who’s now an offensive ability specialist.

Withrow requested Sands, considering it was Younger, what the “greatest shift” has been from soccer to golf.

“Now, I apologize. You could have the mistaken individual,” Sands mentioned.


Fortunately for Withrow, and maybe Sands, the query nonetheless utilized fairly properly.

“I’m a soccer coach. However, the factor is, the beauty of golf is I’m not solely competing in opposition to myself, however I’m competing in opposition to all people else,” Sands replied, enjoying it cool.

Vince Young looks on field in Eagles uniform

Vince Younger of the Philadelphia Eagles throughout a recreation in opposition to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium Nov. 20, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Benjamin Solomon/Getty Pictures)

Sands mirrored on the interview in a while.

“Younger girl got here up, and he or she mentioned, ‘Vince.’ I assumed she was introducing herself to me. She was like, ‘Can I get an interview after you tee off?’ I used to be like ‘certain,’” Sands told WCIV.

“I teed off, after which she got here up and began speaking about (me) being among the best quarterbacks within the NCAA and enjoying for Texas and a six-year NFL profession. I used to be like, ‘She thinks I’m Vince Younger.’ That was a really fascinating second.”

Sands was partnered with Ryan Leaf, who acquired a kick out of the mishap.

“I used to be with @EveretteSands at this time as his enjoying companion within the @BMWCharityProAm and I don’t know if he might have been a extra beneficiant & affected person individual with this loopy/big mistake,” Leaf posted on X. “@CitadelFootball have themselves a hell of a Head Coach!!”

Vince Young looks on field

Quarterback Vince Younger of the AFC in motion in opposition to the NFC in the course of the NFL Professional Bowl Feb. 10, 2007, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Give attention to Sport/Getty Pictures)


In a submit on her Instagram story, Withrow mentioned she’s going to “study from the errors.”

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