Andrew Lim stood on those crisp Augusta, Georgia greens ready to compete and represent all of Illinois.
The 13-year-old Naperville resident — and the only Illinoisan in the competition — participated in the Drive, Chip and Putt on Sunday. The contest — founded in 2013 by Master Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America — invites some of the nation’s best golfers ages 7-15 to suit up and work on some fundamentals.
He finished in sixth place for his age group.
Lim has been golfing and participating in competitions since he was seven. To get here, he beat out almost 40,000 other up-and-coming young golfers across the country.
The most exciting part of the tournament?
Following his favorite golfers throughout The Masters. Oh, and meeting Condoleezza Rice, of course. Lim recently read and enjoyed her autobiography.
The Masters kick off this weekend April 5-8. How many more years until we see Lim there?
Read more about him here.
Danielle Kang won the 2017 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and is defending her title in Chicagoland next month.
The 2018 version of the tournament is being held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Ill. To promote the event, Kang showed off her game on a Chicago River bridge of all places.
She chipped onto an island green on the river and then talked to Pat Boyle about the 2018 event and what it meant to win her first major last year.
Watch the video above to see her impressive shot and the interview.
Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.
Mickelson took a 45-minute Metra train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.
While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.
Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.