Kansas golfer, PGA surprise superstar athlete with Down Syndrome

Published: Jan. 30, 2019 at 4:12 PM CST
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Professional golfer and Kansas native, Gary Woodland helped surprise another golf superstar on Wednesday in a video that's gone viral.

Woodland, who is from Topeka, teamed up with the PGA Tour to give Amy Bockerstette the chance to play TPC Scottsdale's signature hole.

Bockerstette is a Special Olympics athlete. She also had Down Sydrome.

The PGA recorded the video and posted to Facebook. It's since gone viral having been shared more than 8,500 times.

reports Bockerstette is the first person with Down syndrome to receive a college scholarship. She was also the first Arizona student with Down syndrome to compete in the state high school playoffs.

Woodland said working with Amy was one of the coolest things he's ever experienced.

"I've never rooted so hard for something," he said.

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Posted by PGA TOUR on Wednesday, 30 January 2019

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