October 3, 2022

A Dream Comes True For One Golfer Hitting The PGA Tour This Week

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Among the 27 rookies making debuts this week at the 2011 Sony Open, Bramlett shows promise and potential that could cause him to rise to the top

The dream of being a pro golfer, playing on the PGA Tour, started way back in kindergarten for one rookie making his debut this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Joseph Bramlett’s chosen dream profession elicited funny looks from his classmates.

“Nobody understood it,” Bramlett said in a press conference. “They thought I was kind of weird.”

This week he is fulfilling a life long dream of playing on Tour. Bramlett is the first African-American golfer since Adrian Stills to make it through Q school. Stills advanced in 1995.

Bramlett is in good company this week. He is just 1 of 27 rookies making debuts this week at the first full field event of the 2011 season for the Tour.

One would assume that Bramlett was inspired to take up golf as a result of Tiger Woods’ excelling at the game. Although Bramlett says he considers Woods a mentor, he is anxious to make a name for himself in the game. He wants to create his own legacy and impact on the game.

Bramlett typically has his dad by his side, however his family is remaining on the mainland for the tournament. Instead, A.J. Montecito will caddie for him. This should be a good fit for the young golfer as Montecito brings a significant amount of experience to the table. He was on Y.E. Yang’s bag when he won the PGA Championship.

How Bramlett does in executing on his dream remains to be seen. It will be an interesting and challenging week for him to say the least.