Each year, tournament volunteer Doc Hofmann meets with rules official John Andrews to go over any tricky pronunciations.
As the starter on the first tee, Hofmann is charged with announcing players' names to the crowd.
A few years ago, Andrews told Hofmann that Japanese pro Shigeki Maruyama's name was pronounced "marry-your-mama." When the time came during the Monday pro-am, Hofmann belted out the incorrect pronunciation.
Fortunately Maruyama was in on the joke and responded in jest.
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"Doc, I can't marry my mama!" Maruyama responded -- and Hofmann realized he'd been had.
In his voluntary post, Hofmann has seen the bad side of golf, too.
He once overheard a well-regarded champion belittle an inexperienced starter for omitting part of his name.
And in 1999, golfer Jesper Parnevik brushed sand off the green with his glove in violation of the rules. Andrews told Hofmann to inform Parnevik he had signed for the wrong score and was disqualified.
"I said 'That's your job. Jesper, John has something to tell you,'" Hofmann remembers.
After learning he was disqualified, Parnevik turned and fired his caddie on the spot.
Overall, Hofmann said he's loved being a Heritage volunteer. This year marks his 30th year, helping out.
But he thinks it might be his last year, calling out golfers' names, be they simple ones or tongue twisters.
"I'm getting up there," he said. "I'm going to be 82 (in October)."