Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…
This weekend, we have a story from the world of professional golf.
Brandon Matthews was playing at the Argentine Open. He had an eight-foot putt to win his first event on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. But, just as he swung, a fan in the crowd yelled out and Brandon missed the putt. This is a big no-no in golf. Brandon looked back and yelled at the spectator.
Afterwards, an official told him that the fan who yelled had Down Syndrome, and he didn’t realize he was being a disruption. Well, as it turns out, Brandon had grown up around people with special needs. So, he asked the official to take him to meet the fan. Brandon gave the young man a hug and talked to him for a while. He gave him an autographed glove and a golf ball to keep as a souvenir.
Brandon said that the loss is gonna sting for a while, but he feels that at only 25, he has a long career ahead of him. He added that sometimes you have to look at other people’s lives and what they’re going though because it’s about more than a little white ball.
For more on this story, check it out as covered by Golf Digest.
Good on you, Brandon! And, all those good vibes make you are our Hero of the Week.
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