WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – 25-year-old rookie professional golfer David Lingmerth has had to deal with a lot of heartache the last couple days.
One day after blowing a chance to tie Tiger Woods on the 18th hole of the Players Championship, Lingmerth was dealt the same crushing blow as D.C. sports fans when the Washington Capitals were blown out by five goals in Game Seven by the Rangers.
Lingmerth, a native of Sweden, is a Nicklas Bäckström fan, and says he’s been following the Capitals for years.
He even took the tone of a heartbroken diehard in his interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan:
“Yea, I like Bäckström. I like Ovi. I’m a Caps fan. I’ve been a Caps fan for, I don’t know, since I first came over here I think,” Lingmerth said. “I didn’t really know what team to root for so I was just watching any game I could, and I just fell in love with the Caps but, man that was painful last night. We haven’t really been able to get it done I think in Game Sevens here the last few years.”
Sounds like a serious fan. He used “we” when referring to the team.
“I think Holtby played so good most of the year, and then there in Game Seven, I don’t know (ough), you know, it was painful. I couldn’t watch the end of it. It was too much.”
When asked what changes the team should make, Lingmerth came off no differently than any long-suffering fan.
“I think our core is pretty good,” he said. “I just, man, it’s tough. I don’t even know what to say. How do we get over the hump?”
Bitter. Confused. Heartbroken. Sounds like a Caps fan.