Kourtney Schenk wasn’t going to miss seeing her husband, Adam, try to win his first PGA Tour title at the Valspar Championship.
“Really, really important,” she said of seeing Adam, the 54-hole leader, play in the final group on Sunday at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course. “You can’t miss stuff like this.”
Did we mention that Kourtney is eight months pregnant and the couple is expecting their first child? Adam is playing his 10th tournament in a row on the PGA Tour in an effort to make as many FedEx Cup points before the arrival of their baby.
Courtney would not be denied. She was at home in Indiana and had family over Saturday preparing baby acknowledgments. She hardly slept, rising at 2 am to catch a flight to Tampa, Florida, and made the drive to nearby Palm Harbor for the final round.
“I’m here, so, it’s fun,” she said.
She arrived at the hotel where Adam was staying about the time he was waking up and preparing to go to the course. Kourtney said that Adam made her breakfast. What a guy!
Equally impressive? Kourtney was interviewed on the course by NBC’s Cara Banks, and said, “I’m feeling good so I decided to walk 18.” That meant she was in her hubby’s gallery to see him chip-in for birdie at the first and build an early two-stroke lead. (Update: A 23-foot birdie at No. 9 had Adam tied for the lead.)
Banks asked Kourtney if she expected Adam to be in the hunt for his first trophy. “Of course, I did,” she said.
At the end of the interview, Banks added, “You are a trooper, Kourtney.”
“If you are at home, how can you not pull for the Schenks?” NBC’s Dan Hicks said.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek