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Watch: Amy Bockerstette celebrates Woodland’s U.S. Open win

Earlier this year, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Gary Woodland met Special Olympian Amy Bockerstette.

Woodland, who was playing a practice round alongside Matt Kuchar, embraced Bockerstette and encouraged her to hit a tee shot at TPC Scottsdale’s infamous par-3 16th hole.

Amy not only hit the tee shot, she ended up making a par that amazed Woodland and went viral.

Amy Bockerstette, a 20-year-old golfer with Down syndrome, got to play the iconic 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and made par with Gary Woodland watching.

Woodland became a Bockerstette fan that day and Amy became a fan of Gary’s as well.

Fast-forward five months and Amy watched live as Woodland captured his first major title at the 119th U.S. Open. And, as you can see below, she was more excited for Woodland’s win that she was for her inspirational performance in Phoenix.



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