Jake Owen called into Lisa & Ray this morning initially to talk about his new EP, “Endless Summer”, which is in stores now, but the focus quickly shifted to the Ryder Cup, which is in town this weekend at Medinah, and Jake’s love for the sport of golf.
“The cool thing about golf is, unlike other sports, you can refresh yourself from hole-to-hole. I don’t know too many other sports where you can drink a beer when they call a timeout.”
While golf gets the juices flowing, we quickly learned that you can count Jake in on anything competitive. Jake explains an example, recently, while out on the road.
“I pulled my groin muscle betting my photographer on the road that I could sprint faster than he could”, Owen said, “He runs, gets the head start and I am like, ‘I am gonna crush this guy’. So I just start cruisin’ as fast as I can and I had to pull up, because I literally pulled a groin muscle.”
Not too worry, as Lacey, Jake’s wife and mother-to-be was there to nurse him back to health, but that isn’t what really makes them inseparable. Jake says, “My wife has the funniest sense of humor of anyone. That’s why I love her to death, because she makes me laugh. You have to have someone in your live, especially your significant other that literally makes you laugh on a daily basis.”
Check out the full interview here:
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