The humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich is probably the least inflammatory thing you can think of. But it was at the center of some serious miscommunication between the President’s Cup players and the staff at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Apparently, everyone was lost in translation for an entire week.
The US Team, possibly feeling homesick, tried to get the kitchen to conjure up some good old-fashioned PB&J. They got one sandwich filled with jelly and another with peanut butter. Assistant Davis Love III attempted to curb his frustration and politely explain the concept of a PB&J. The next day, they were served some approximation of a multi-tiered club sandwich, with one layer filled with peanut butter and another filled with jelly. After a week of this, he decided a more concrete demonstration was in order.
“We finally showed him what we wanted. You spread the peanut butter on the bread and then the jelly. He said, ‘OK, I can do that. But it’s gross.”
However, the International Team got the short end of the stick once more. After requesting ham and cheese and PB&J sandwiches, they got it all in one sandwich. Now that’s gross.