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THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AND LOTS TO CATCH YOU UP ON!

Date Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017    
Posted By: Foundation Team

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Hello, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a nice summer and doing some fun things. Once again, I find myself long overdue for a post, so I will jump right in and let you know what I've been up to. Back in June at the Travelers Championship, I spent the week following Morgan Hoffmann. We finished T26. I'm sure everyone remembers the AMAZING outcome of that event, with Jordan Spieth's insane holed bunker shot! I have always held the Travelers Championship close to my heart. In fact, the Foundation supports the First Tee of Connecticut facility, which is located on the range at TPC River Highlands. They do such a remarkable job with the kids there. Heck, at ANY First Tee facility, they do remarkable work with kids!

A week later at the Quicken Loans national, I was with Vaughn Taylor, who made the cut on the number. He then proceeded to shoot a final-round 66, good for a T61 finish. Tough week, but he always keeps his spirits high.

At the Greenbrier Classic, I had the great fortune of spending the week with Robert Streb. Some of you may remember, he needed to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff, which unfortunately didn't happen. Still, Robert came away with a second-place finish....the next best thing.

Last week, I was with fan favorite Zach Johnson. With scores of 65-67-70-67—269 (-15) to finish T5 in his 16th start in the event, he extended his streak of consecutive rounds of par-or-better at TPC Deere Run to 37, 33 of which have been in the 60s. The finish marked his seventh top-10 finish in the event, six of which have been top 5 finishes. Zach also moved his number of rounds below 70 in the event to 43, the most of any player. With 279, no-one has more birdies at TPC Deere Run. That was a cool week!

So, that brings me to this week. I'm in Europe for The Open Championship. Once again this year, I am walking with Rickie Fowler. This will be my fourth time walking with Rickie at The Open Championship. He is SO due for a major championship title.

So, that's about it for golf. I truly do hope all of you are doing well. For those battling obstacles, you have an even more special place in my heart. You are truly the strongest of the strong. Like me, you have to work a bit harder to get there, but you WILL get there. Never give up or in. Let every day be a new breath for you, a new opportunity. Lose the word challenge from your vocabulary all together!

I really, really appreciate everyone's continued support. I wish you all the best and look forward, as always, to seeing you down the road soon!

Sincerely,
DJ

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