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Jim Furyk's Caddie Reps the Redskins


(2004 photo by Morry Gash - AP)

Amid all the hubbub about Tony Romo, most of it manufactured by desperate writers like myself, I did manage to find at least one more real Skins fan out on the course. That would be Mike "Fluff" Cowan, Jim Furyk's famous caddie, a Montgomery County resident and a member of Congressional, who's been to a handful of Skins games over the years.

Fluff moved to the D.C. area to be with a "pretty little woman" he later married, and he's now been here for 11 years. But even before the move, he was a Skins fan, despite being born in Maine.

"I don't really know why," he told me. "I always liked them. I always liked Joe Gibbs, so I liked them for that. Riggins was one of my favorite players, so I liked them for that. Art Monk, another player that I loved. More recently, Darrell Green, although I started liking the Redskins before Darrell Green's time."

PGA pros like Olin Browne and Steve Marino always refer to this event as their homecoming, and it's the same for Fluff; "it's probably my best week of the year," he said of Tiger's Tourney. "I'm sleeping in my own bed, I get to play with my little girl every night, and this is where I play my golf, so it's great watching the guys play where I play. This is a fun week for me."

Fluff said the local fans wouldn't notice him; "they're going to be cheering for my player," he said. But at least one Congressional member disagreed.

"We love Fluff," Cherie Long said. "Everyone does."

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 2, 2009; 12:16 PM ET
Categories:  Golf , Redskins  
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