It started with Daniel Gavins’s win in Northern Ireland on the European Tour. This man who is little known outside his own household had hit millions of balls and walked thousands of miles in his pursuit of a career in professional golf and now he had achieved his first victory at the age of 30. It was “transformational,” he said, with a smile on his face as broad as his shoulders.
It continued when we heard of Annika Sörenstam’s victory in the US Women’s Senior Open. Mike McGee, her husband, was her caddie and Will, her son, and Ava, her daughter, walked inside the ropes making up a tight and proud family foursome. “It’s very different to share it with your loved ones, to have them walk the fairways and see what I do for a living and see what it takes to get there,” Sörenstam said. Surely no parent can fail to understand such sentiments.
Annika Sörenstam her children, Ava and Will, and her husband/caddie, Mike McGee, at the 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Open Darren Carroll, USGA
Then we saw that Xander Schauffele had won the gold...
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