Can Johnny Drama lick Phil Mickelson on the links?

Can’t wait until September for the return of “Entourage”?

Newsday has a juicy little tidbit about the upcoming season: golfer Phil Mickelson will be guest starring. This they plucked out of an HBO press release.


Normally I wouldn’t find an “Entourage” cameo all that noteworthy, but consider: Kevin Dillon, aka Johnny Drama, is longtime golf nut, with a 7.3 handicap, according to Golf Digest (second only to Bill Murray’s 7.2 as the best in the LoHud region). Dillon’s dad, Paul, is also coach of the Fordham golf team. And the family belongs to Winged Food in Mamaroneck, where Mickelson had his infamous U.S. Open meltdown.

So, will these two do battle on the links? Considering that Drama is also prone to blowing his top, which one is more likely to come apart on the green?

Expect to find out on Sept. 7, when the season 5 debuts.

(Dillon: HBO; Mickelson: AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Mid-winter golfing with Johnny Drama and Daddy Dillon


During last week’s string of 60-degree days (or Saturday’s 70-degree scorcher), were you sitting at home, sweating through your winter layers, and pondering the shaky future of the skiing industry? Well, friends, there is one happy side-effect to global warming: the chance to play golf in late December with your dad at Winged Foot.

I’m talking about Mamaroneck’s own Kevin Dillon, who, according to the Post, took his holiday break from Entourage to come home and play a few rounds with his pops, Paul Dillon. Both are members at the Foot, and I had the good fortune to meet Paul last summer, while working on a feature for InTown about the future of caddie-dom in Westchester. Nice guy — reminded me of Telly Savallis, if Telly Sevallis had a goatee and was a portrait artist specializing in oil paintings of golfers.

If you can’t make it out on the links with your own kin, fear not. You can play the “Entourage Rooftop Golf Game” with Johnny Drama and the rest of the gang over at the HBO website. Just try to restrain yourself from shouting out a Viking Quest “VICTORY!!!” every time you hit the topless girl by the swimming pool.

“Coached by Dad” [NY Post]

(Kevin Dillon photo: HBO; Paul Dillon photo: Stephen Schmitt/InTown Magazine)