While Champions Tour golfer Fuzzy Zoeller insists he lives life in the slow lane, that figures to change with a new vodka brand bearing his name.
Zoeller is sponsoring a car in Sunday's Indy 500, driven by racer Ed Carpenter. The black No. 20 car will bear the signage Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka.
"I thought, 'What the heck?' We have a new product on the market and where else do you have 300,000 screaming idiots, so it works," said Zoeller, an Indiana native, during a pro-am at the Senior PGA Championship in Denver. "Plus, it's an outstanding car. It's got lots of speed."
After playing a six-hour round at Colorado Golf Club in windy conditions Tuesday, Zoeller couldn't wait to show off his premium drink in a Fuzzy tonic.
"After walking this and playing this, I need a drink," he said, before opening a bottle for his playing partners in the locker room.Zoeller insists he's long been a fan of racing, be it NASCAR or the Indy circuit.
Just don't expect to see him get in one of those cars.
"I have no interest," he said. "I'm a 45-50 [mph] man, not 240 and not 250. I'm in the right lane all the time. But it's amazing the talent those kids have."