Brad Marek is a teaching professional based in California, but this week he is rubbing shoulders with the best golfers on the planet at the PGA Championship.
He has not only made his mark with his superb play on the golf course, but also because of his entertaining warm-up routine on the driving range, which has gone viral on social media.
Many golf fans and pundits have compared his routine to an air traffic controller who is helping to guide a plane to land, while others have compared him to the great Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Warming up for golf, directing traffic or practicing his throw-ins?!— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) May 21, 2021
Brad Marek is getting plenty of attention on the range for his unusual routine ahead of his round at the #PGAChamp! pic.twitter.com/ezBZAtFWfC
The 37-year-old has most definitely rivalled Jimenez' great warm-up routines which he became famous for and it has been great to see Marek and the other 19 club professionals participating in the PGA Championship this week.
Golf fans left their comments on social media:
"This is superb. Fair play to the fella," one fan said.
"This is how you warm up dude," one fan commented.
"Looks like it's throw in practice," another fan said.
"You show them Brad, loosen up those loins, each to their own my friend," another fan commented.
"Jimenez does it better!!" one fan said.
Despite what you may think of Marek's stretching technique, it has certainly helped him on the Ocean Course this week. He shot a solid score of 1-over-par in the first round, which included a memorable eagle at the 7th hole.
The American then shot another round of 71 on Friday, including five birdies and six bogeys to finish in tied 32nd. Marek will tee it up with Matt Wallace in the third round.