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HEADED INTO THE FALL WITH THE FEWEST FALLS ON RECORD!

Date Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016    
Posted By: Foundation Team

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Hello, everyone! First of all, I hope that headline doesn't jinx me! But, I am proud to let you know that since the beginning of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR Season, I've experienced just three falls. I count each fall every season and my previous-best season was 2014, when I had six. With this week's TOUR Championship being the last event of the end of the season, I look pretty good for setting a new record. Stay tuned.

To briefly catch you all up, I followed Kyle Reifers at the Deutsche Bank Championship. We had a great time. Even though he finished T41, he advanced to the BMW Championship the following week.

At the BMW Championship, I was with Jason Kokrak, which is always a blast. He finished inside the top 10 at both of the first two FedExCup Plyoffs events, The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship. Even though he finished outside the top 10 at Crooked Stick, he did finish inside the top 20 at T17.

That brings me to last week, an off week. It may have been an off week for the TOUR, but I had plugging along. It was fantastic! I had the privilege of visiting the University of Michigan for a few days. During my visit to Ann Arbor, I had the honor to spend some time with the Women's Volleyball Team and I watch them sweep three matches over the weekend.

I also had the chance to attend the Michigan vs. Colorado football game Saturday Afternoon. A large part of what I do is raise money for kids by walking PGA TOUR events. But, it doesn't stop there. It's hard to consider what I do a "job," because I am so fortunate to have so many opportunities. Among them are the occasional speaking engagements to different groups interested in my story. By doing these, my hope is to motivate and inspire people in their own lives. I got to speak last week and it was a wonderful experience I won't forget. Special thanks to Sean and Julie Byron and the Michigan Volleyball team for their great hospitality!!

That brings me to this week's TOUR Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. I will be following World No. 1 Jason Day. More than that, I consider him and his family dear friends. It's a small field, just 30 players. With that said, the tee times will be later, which gives me a chance to sleep in a bit. That's never a bad thing!

As always, a big, heartfelt "Thank You" goes out to each and every one of you who takes a minute to stop me to say "Hello," read my blog or join in the work to help the kids. I wouldn't trade the people in my life for anything.

Even though we have a few weeks before the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season starts, I'm sure I'll keep right on walking in one way or another. I'll keep you all updated. Thanks, again, for everything. I appreciate each of you every day and am comforted to know what great people I have in my life to share the experience with!

Oh, and keep your fingers crossed....no falls this week! :-)

Sincerely,

DJ


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