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Nov
8
2010

Chris Wilson and his caddie Adam Ellison practice synchronized chipping at the Travelers Championship

Thanks to Chris Wilson, a rookie on the PGA Tour this year, for writing a guest blog. (He also did a Q&A with WUP in the beginning of the season.) Chris is playing in the Children’s Miracle Classic, the final Fall Series event, this week. He’s 212th on the Official Money List, so to keep his job, he needs to win. Otherwise, he hopes to climb to top-200 on the money list to earn status on the Nationwide Tour, but he’ll be returning to the second stage of PGA Tour Q-school next week. Good luck, Chris!

Most of the time in sports, numbers do not lie. However, there are the rare exceptions when a team or players’ numbers contradict the outcome of the game. Golf is a sport where there is no team or team numbers, but rather only individual numbers. These numbers, or stats, are never big enough to hide behind if necessary.

In golf, especially at the highest level of competition in the world, there can be extremely lonely moments on the golf course and sometimes those moments can even define you after the round or tournament is over. This is why it is so important to have a solid foundation of people around you and that you yourself be a person of high moral character who is readily available to put others first. I learned these life lessons along with a few others in my rookie year on the PGA Tour.

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