Meanwhile, Kieran Docherty, his caddie, was forming a welcoming committee. Docherty had met pen salesman Don Tendick on the plane to Milwaukee and had hit it off so well that Docherty spent Sunday night at Tendick's house. At 1 p.m. on Monday, Docherty, Tendick and Tendick's 17-year-old son, Kyle, met Franco as he stepped off the bus, and they all had lunch together. That night the foursome went out to dinner, and Franco asked Kyle to caddie in the pro-am.
Franco, Docherty and the Ten-dicks were inseparable. The player and caddie shared meals with the family. Don and Kyle followed Franco's every shot, and recruited Francophiles to counterbalance the fans rooting for Madison's Jerry Kelly. Said Tendick, who drove his new best amigos to the airport on Sunday night, "I dragged as many people to the course as I could." That's northern hospitality.
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]