We spoke to Kevin after his inspiring run at the 2014 Masters, where he went into the weekend in the top 20.
“Driving down Magnolia Lane is always an amazing experience,” said Kevin. “The first time I made the short drive it seemed like it took 30 minutes to complete the 300-yard journey. As a golfer, it’s a very emotional experience and one I never take for granted.”
Following strong rounds Thursday and Friday, Kevin made the cut at the Masters for the first time.
“You learn more about Augusta National each and every time you play it, particularly in competition. I’m starting to feel much more comfortable around the green complexes, knowing where you can and cannot leave your approach shots in order to make birdies and pars. Augusta National is an amazing test of knowledge, patience, and fortitude,” said Kevin.
Earlier in the week, he was able to make a dream come true for a local golfer and his mom both of whom had never been to the Masters.
“We woke up Wednesday morning and received a call from my dad that he and my mom weren’t feeling well,” said Kevin. “This freed up two available tickets, and I thought it would be fun to reward some local junior golfers in the area. My only prerequisites were that they had never been to Augusta before, and they loved the game of golf. The tweets started flying in, and I chose a junior high school golfer who happened to live over in Charleston. It was fun to share the Masters experience with some unsuspecting Twitter followers, who also share a passion for the game.”
After playing in his third Masters, Kevin said, “To compete in the Masters is truly an honor, and I hope to contend there for many years to come.”
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