Date Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2017    
Posted By: Foundation Team

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Hello, everyone. I hope this finds you all well and that you had a nice summer. For those of you who recently returned to school, I wish you a prosperous year.

I'll jump right in and let you know how the past month or so has been. Going back to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, I had the honor of walking with England's Justin Rose. What a wonderful guy. He and his wife, Kate, do so much for charity in and around their adopted home of Orlando, Florida. It was a tough weekend for Justin, still a great time being with him.

The following week, I was with an old staple and great friend Jason Day at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in North Carolina. Jason had a good week and finished tied for ninth! He'll be back in the winner's circle before long for sure.

At the Wyndham Championship a week later in nearby Greensboro, I teamed up with Jason Kokrak. I've had the chance to walk with him in the past and have loved every minute of it. He's a great guy and keeps me laughing.

After the Wyndham Championship, the 2017 FedExCup Playoffs began! The first of four events in the Playoffs was the NORTHERN TRUST. It was there where I followed Robert Streb. For the second week in a row, the player I followed posted a top-10 finish (Robert finished tied for 10th). Like most everyone I walk with, Robert keeps me smiling and laughing the whole time.

It was about that time when Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding area. While it was so hard to see the displaced individuals and families and complete destruction, I was armed by the collective spirit of people when it came to lending a helping hand. That's what life is all about. We're all here to help each other across the finish line, I believe.

Wanting to do something myself, I decided that all profits from the week would go to the relief efforts. So far, the "Walking for Kids Foundation" has given $1,000, but more is to come. We now turn our attention to the east to see what Hurricane Irma is going to do. This has certainly been an active hurricane season. For all of you in Florida or any areas of concern, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this unsettling time.

There are just two more events in the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season, the BMW Championship and then the TOUR Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. As many of you know, there really is little down time before the new season starts right back up. The first week of October brings that first event of the 2017-18 season, the Safeway Open.

I just want to thank all of you for your continued support. As I mentioned, we all pull each other through. I hope you are all finding the strength to keep your heads up, no matter how down things seem. Remember, the darkest part of the night is just before sunrise. So, keep marching on. Keep after your goals and dreams. They are there and they are yours for the taking. And, after all, you certainly wouldn't want anyone else to get to them first! Go for what you want. Be strong, always. The way you carry yourself is noticed by others and inspires. The strength you give off is contagious. In other words, the stronger and more positive you are towards others is the greatest and most effective way to make them stronger and more positive.

Thanks, everyone. I look forward to catching you all down the road soon!


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