Amy Bockersette plays 16th hole at Phoenix Open

Arizona Special Olympian, Amy Bockersette, played the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Amy Bockerstette, an Arizona Special Olympian, made par at the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Tuesday.

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Defending champion Gary Woodland surprised the 20-year-old during a practice round, asking her to play the infamous hole.

"I got this," Bockerstette said before every swing. Bockerstette is an Arizona Special Olympian with Down Syndrome.

She made par at the notoriously difficult hole. 

"You're our hero," Woodland told her.

According to the PGA, she recently became the first collegiate golfer to compete in the Phoenix Open with an intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome.

 


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