Michael Visacki winning this week’s Valspar Championship is as likely as Tiger Woods capturing the next two major championships playing on his shattered right leg.
But that hardly matters, because Visacki already has won.
Visacki simply making it into the field at the Valspar is the best story that will take place at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course this week.
Visacki is a 27-year-old mini-tour player from Sarasota, Florida whose 20-foot birdie putt in the playoff of a Monday qualifier to earn him the fourth and final spot into the field became a viral sensation because of his emotional reaction.
When he made the putt that sent him into his first PGA Tour event, Visacki first collapsed into the arms of his caddie and best friend Kaylor Steger and cried. Later, he was captured on video face-timing his father, Mike, and telling him through tears, “I made it.’’
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