Diabetic Golfer Scott Verplank Gets Hole-in-Ones at Ryder Cup
Our favorite professional golfer with Type I, Scott Verplank, has made not one but TWO holes-in-one at the prestigious Ryder Cup competition in Ireland. He beat Padraig Harrington of Ireland, who plays for the European team. This is Verplank’s second time competing in the Ryder Cup for the United States.
A report from today’s Washington Post:
“Verplank was a captain’s pick but played only two matches, both victories. He birdied four of the first seven holes to build a 2-up lead, and the Irishman didn’t win another hole after No. 2. Verplank made a hole-in-one on No. 14, the second of this Ryder Cup, and Harrington tried to match him. His shot on the 14th came up six feet short. Verplank is 4-1 in his two Ryder Cups.”
This year’s Ryder’s Cup has been very competitive, and it’s difficult for athletes with Type I to compete, especially at international levels. Great job Scott!
Published On: September 25, 2006