Aaron Hicks has not spent his offseason worrying about what moves the Yankees have or haven’t made.
He wasn’t sitting at home stressing out about why they were slow-playing DJ LeMahieu before finally locking him up with a new $90 million contract last week.
Make no mistake, though: The 31-year-old Yankees outfielder has kept a close eye on the goings-on with his team. He’s just been doing it from the golf course.
This week, Hicks — a Southern California native who was a scratch golfer at age 12 and for a while was chasing some of Tiger Woods’ youth records, playing the same courses Woods played when he was a kid — is playing in the celebrity division of the LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Florida, where he was in second place entering Friday’s second round after shooting an opening-round 69.
Hicks believes he can win this LPGA celebrity event, where he shot four strokes lower than Annika Sorenstam, the retired LPGA star who’s playing in the celebrity division.
“I’ve never played in one of these before,’’ Hicks said….