Oct 26th, 2016
Russell Knox mobbed by pop fans
Mistaken for Justin Timberlake
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Russell Knox has told reporters of being was mobbed by music fans who mistake him for pop star and golf lovier Justin Timberlake.
The WGC-HSBC Champions event defending champion said his wife, former tennis player Andrea Hernandez, did not believe him at first.
According to Knox: "She was like: `No, never. I don't see it. I don't think so'.
"And that same day, at the St John's Town Center, this woman runs up to me screaming."
The excited music fan quickly realised her mistake. "She gets five steps away and was 'Oh' and walked away," he said.
Knox will be defending his WSG–HSBC Champions title in Shanghai on Thursday.
"I just still can't believe I won," he said. "I keep going over it in my head, the course and who I was playing with.
"I can't believe I got the job done. This course is hard, conditions were tough and I somehow shot 20 under - a dream come true."
He said he will take confidence with him on to the course that should inspire him.
"I can stand on the putting green here and look around and be like 'hey, I've beaten all these guys over 72 holes'," said Knox.
"That's a real confidence booster. I need to look at it the same way this week.
"I can't expect to go out and win again, but at the same time, I know I'm capable.
"I just have to go out and enjoy my golf, be aggressive and try and smile."