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A MONTH OF WINS, ON AND OFF THE COURSE!

Date Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018    
Posted By: Foundation Team

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Hi, everyone! I hope this finds each of you well. This is a special blog for me for several reasons. First, I want to get you all caught up on what's been happening on the course for the last month. In mid-April, I went to Austin, Texas for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. I was originally slated to follow Sergio Garcia that week, but a late conflict made that impossible. So, I reached out to Bubba Watson, who was happy to take me on. Bubba is an incredible special person to me. Not only does he always make time for me, but he believes in me and what I do. That means the world to me. So, it was Bubba in Texas!

Most of you probably know the outcome by now, but I wanted to share a few insider details and commentary. The Match Play event is a win-and-you-advance / lose-and-you-leave event. well, Bubba kept winning, and before I knew it, he was in the Championship Match Sunday. What that meant was that he played one round in the morning to get to the Championship Match and another in the afternoon, the Championship Match. What that translated to me was a heck of a lot of walking. But, I wouldn't have traded it for anything. To see him win so convincingly against Kevin Kisner in the Championship Match was incredible. He won it after just 12 holes.

Not only was I able to share in the trophy presentation with him, but I was able to brag about my sixth win with a player! For those keeping track, I hadn't experienced a win with someone since Jason Day at the 2015 PGA Championship.

Meanwhile, do in the Dominican Republic, another great friend, Brice Garnett, was competing in the inaugural Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. The guy was on fire! He led after every round en route to claiming his first PGA TOUR victory. It was so amazing to have two good friends win in the same week! Brice has been wonderful with advice over the years and just being a really good, easy person to talk to. I bet this will be far from his only win on TOUR. I'm excited to be following him next week at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

The following week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a 2-man team event, I will be with Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.

So, that gets you up to speed with my on-the-course victories. I feel like every day is w win for me. It's a mindset in which I have abided for a long time. Like many people, I have physical handicaps. But, they're only that, handicaps. They do not prevent anyone from achieving greatness. If anything, I've found the physical limitations as motivation to try harder, work harder and go longer than the average person. Dreams are just as much up for grabs for me and you as for anyone. If nothing else, I hope people can draw a little insight into that philosophy by seeing me work long and hard every day.

People have been so good to me over the years. The support is what keeps me going. I think it's so important that we all be good to one another. There's no reason to be anything but good to one another. We all have our bad days, we all get discouraged. But, the key is to turn every energy - positive or negative - into something with a good outcome. Inspiration goes both ways. I value every interaction with every person I encounter. It doesn't matter who you are, where you've come from or what limitations you may have. You are you and I like you for that. If I have a bad day, which we all do from time to time, the last thing I will ever do is let that trickle into the way I treat other people. From all of you I've had the good fortune of meeting and spending some time with, I suspect you feel the same way. I know you at least have it in you.

So, keep loving. Keep giving. Keep being good to one another. And, most importantly, keep yourself in your own spotlight. If you can't make yourself happy and strong, you certainly can't give that positive vibe to others. Keep moving forward. Keep growing and finding new and fun ways to get from point to point. There's room in this world for all of us and our hopes and dreams. we wouldn't be here if that wasn't the case. Don't forget that. You matter! You are significant! You belong!

I wish all of you a wonderful time ahead. Go get it. It's out there for you to take. We all have a slice of this pie.

I wish you all my best and look forward to seeing you all down the road soon.

Very sincerely,
DJ




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