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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The 34th Memorial Tournament: Chris Wilson’s dream come true

The Memorial Tournament is one of the prestigious tournament where top golfers of the world can play and so the ordinary golfers but how is it possible? Well, you need to have to have two things. First, you have to be a golfer; second, you have to born in Dublin or the State of Ohio. The Memorial Tournament board can invite fourteen local players. In the 34th Memorial Tournament, Chris Wilson is one of those lucky players. Wilson did not play at any PGA Tour or International tour. In the Hooters Tour ranking he is ranked 97th in terms of earnings. Since he is a native of the “Columbus bedroom community” of Dublin, he received an invitation.

In a letter to Jack Nicklaus, founder and host of the Memorial Tournament, who also grew up in the Columbus suburb, Wilson wrote how he grew up near Muirfield Village and skipped school to attend the tournament and how much it means to him.

Six years ago, another young man, a first year struggling pro-golfer like Chris Wilson, received an exemption. He was also a resident of Dublin and his parents mow the Muirfield golf club and run the snack bar. Unfortunately, he missed the cut in the Memorial tournament after playing 74 and 76. The boy then went on and got the attention of the golf world by winning the British Open at Royal St. George’s. It was his first major championship. That talented golfer was Ben Curtis.

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