Phoenix-Amy Bockerstette (Amy Bockerstette) will bring her talent to the national stage next year.
Bockerstette, who suffers from Down syndrome, is one of five golfers for the 2022 Special Olympics in the United States, which will be held at the Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando, Florida in June next year.
PGA Tour Golfer Gary Woodland On Monday, she told Bockerstette in a video that she was selected to represent Special Olympics in Arizona.
“Millions of people are inspired by your positive attitude and the positive energy you share with everyone,” Woodland said in the video. “I look forward to cheering for you and your athletes because you are playing together and shining brightly. I know you will continue to inspire us and make us all proud. Amy, you see.”
The two met for the first time in 2019, when Bockerstette played the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Pro-Am Waste Management Phoenix Open that year.She made a hole with Woodland Matt Kuchar Beside her, it became viral in the process.
Bockerstette and Woodland continue to maintain close contact. He attributed her “I get it” slogan to helping him win the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach in 2019.
“I am very happy to see Gary invited me to Florida next year to participate in the Special Olympics in the United States,” Boxstead told ESPN. “We are best friends. I am also very happy to go to Disney!”
Bockerstette plays golf for Paradise Valley Community College and will become one of more than 200 Special Olympics athletes participating in the American Games.
“Amy likes to play golf at the Special Olympics. This will be her first chance to participate in the American Games,” Amy’s father, Joe Boxster, told ESPN. “We are grateful to the Special Olympics in Arizona for helping Amy meet Gary Woodland at the 2019 Phoenix Open, and the invitation to the American Games she received from her friend Gary is very special for her. We are looking forward to a fun And interesting game. Orlando has challenging competition.”
Bockerstette became the first person with Down Syndrome to participate in any level of college championship when she participated in the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Golf Championship.