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FROM NEW ENGLAND TO THE MIDWEST TO NORTH CAROLINA...NOW THE PLAYOFFS!

Date Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016    
Posted By: Foundation Team

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I've zigzagged across the country somewhat the past three weeks. At the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, I was with Morgan Hoffmann. He is also very welcoming of my tagging along and a tremendous supporter of what I do. Even though he missed the cut, we had a great time together, as we always do. It was at the Travelers Championship where Jim Furyk made history...again. During Sunday's final round, Furyk posted a 12-under 58, the lowest score ever recorded on the PGA TOUR! Furyk is also one of just six players to shoot 59 on TOUR. I think it's safe to say it will be quite a while before another player comes along with a 59 AND a 58 to his credit.

Like everyone, I was terribly saddened by the passing of Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman. Fishman, who succumbed to ALS on August 19, was a wonderful, wonderful person, incredibly smart and an inspiration to all. He will be sorely missed.

A week later at the John Deere Classic, I was with Zach Johnson. For several years now, I've been fortunate enough to follow Zach at the John Deere Classic, among others locations. Zach's record at the John Deere Classic is legendary. Going into the week, he had posted 28-consecutive rounds in the 60s at TPC Deere Run, totaling 124-under-par. He hadn't shot a round in the 70s in the event since the final round of 2008. Also, since 2011, he had not finished outside the top three!

While Zach played well and finished T34, he posted back-to-back scores of even-par 71 in rounds two and three to snap his string of rounds in the 60s. But, he has still not posted an over-par score at TPC Deere Run since round three of 2008, a span of 33 rounds.

I cannot move past the John Deere Classic without a big shout out to Tournament Director Clair Peterson, his amazing staff and all the wonderful volunteers. If you ever want to see how - across the board - an amazing PGA TOUR event unfolds, look no further than the John Deere Classic. Collectively, Clair and his team and the volunteers are as nice of a group of people as I ever get a chance to spend time with. Thank you, Clair, for your continued help and support. And, congratulations on another wonderful event. Ryan Moore is a great champion!

I was thrilled to get back to Greensboro last week for the Wyndham Championship, where I was with Erik Compton. Wyndham continues to be a tremendous partner and supporter of the "Walking for Kids" foundation. I cannot thank them enough for their belief in me and support of what I do. Some of you might not know that another reason I was happy to get back to the Wyndham Championship was that I grew up in Greensboro and went to high school in the area.

This brings me to the FedExCup Playoffs. Now in its 10th season, the four playoff events are always thrilling. I head to Long Island Wednesday for the first of the four events, The Barclays at Bethpage Black.

Before signing off, I want to thank everyone for their support of me and the journey I'm on. I continue to meet new and inspiring people each and every day. I'm told I'm the inspiration, but honestly, the incredible people I meet and kids I walk for are the true inspiration. I'm s fortunate to be able to do this to help those in need. As I do so, I am blessed to have been able to get to know inspiring people like Jay Fishman, Clair Peterson and Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil.

Thank you, all. Keeping walking. I promise, you will get there.

See you down the road!

DJ




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