When Viktor Hovland won low amateur at the Masters on Sunday he wasn’t the only one that got some screen time with Tiger Woods. Swingin’ Pete was front and center and some national sports writers took notice.
The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman was the first to notice the awesomeness that is Pistol Pete swinging a golf club.
sir if you want to play our course you’ll need to buy a collared shirt from our pro shop located inside the clubh—— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) April 14, 2019
(Pistol Pete draws his pistols)
sir my supervisor just told me we have actually decided to relax our dress code for today pic.twitter.com/AHDuYgSIby
Pistol Pete cares not for your golf course dress code.
This turned into a thread of people commenting with different versions of Pete and what their favorite was. Bill Connelly of SB Nation made this discovery...
They have Pistol Petes for every sport at the school bookstore. It is the greatest thing.— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) April 14, 2019
He rocks Tennis Pete on occasion.
Sherman is fond of this idea.
every school that doesn't make unique logos of its mascot playing every sport (like Oklahoma State does) is a coward https://t.co/Z98u8znrew— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) April 15, 2019
Wrestling Pete got a lot of love.
Bass fishing Pete joined the party.
So did Dr. Pete. (Although something tells me he’s not actually a doctor. )
There’s what has been deemed self care Pete.
It has now been discovered that this is for the Atherton.
Friend sent me some more alternatives pic.twitter.com/dI0cgmQCKx— Matthew Earley (@mattearley44) April 17, 2019
BUT LIKE PETE THE ACCOUNTANT.
Goin’ down to accounts receivable, if I ain’t come back in an hour count me get dead and call the IRS pic.twitter.com/AHN3zcqTIX— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) April 17, 2019
Prosthetic leg Pete.
Pete apparently grew up on a rough neighborhood...
how rough was the neighborhood where Pete learned to ball this hard but also kept one hand on the heat the whole time https://t.co/G4KePz1QLz— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) April 17, 2019
We got baseball Petes and rodeo and equestrian Pete.
Construction management Pete...
Construction Management Pete. pic.twitter.com/2QFyCfKvdq— Travis Burns (@TravisB06052015) April 17, 2019
We got flying Pete...
Fire fighter Pete...
The least we forget... Chef Pete used by OSU Dining Services.
Of course Cowboy dining Pete pic.twitter.com/NGkxkPyNIO— Travis Burns (@TravisB06052015) April 17, 2019
All of this talk got USA Today’s George Schroder and SBNation’s Bill Connelly on board for rocking Pete!
That settles it.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 17, 2019
My new quest will be to have one of EVERY SINGLE VARIATION of the Pistol Pete logo.
Update: We’ve had pineapple Pete brought to our attention and it's awesome. He's the mascot of the Hospitality school!
I couldn’t find a stock photo, but here’s my pin. The officially unofficial mascot of HTM pic.twitter.com/pMTpJfuLiW— RyGuy (@eaglechef18) April 19, 2019
With all this national attention we reached out to Pistol Pete for comment. Unfortunately he was unable to comment as he is a mascot and not able to talk.
Comment below with your favorite version of Pete!