David Lingmerth is not a name that many associate with the PGA Tour. If you are not a in-depth golf follower, that name probably means nothing.
At 29 years of age, he has only won one PGA Tour event in the seven seasons he has been a professional. If you are a supporter of the Washington Capitals though, you just found yourself a new favorite golfer.
Lingmerth just so happens to be a huge Capitals fan.
It makes sense, the 2015 Memorial Champion has always played well in nearby tournaments. The same season, Lingmerth finished third at the Quicken Loans National played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Gainesville, Virginia. The year prior (2014), he won the Web.com Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomac, the same course of the Quicken Loans National this year.
With success at local courses, and an affinity for hockey, it just seems natural.
From Sweden, he shares the same home country from Capitals forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. The tournament leader even offered to play a round of golf with them after seeing both Backstrom and Johnasson in the pro-am.
Through two rounds, the 29-year-old holds a two stroke lead and has sights on his second PGA Tour win. Entering the tournament, Lingmerth was ranked No. 105.
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