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SportHarold Varner III soaks up advice, life lessons from Tiger Woods at Players Championship

04:30  14 march  2019
04:30  14 march  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

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Tiger Woods played two practice rounds with Harold Varner III at the Players Championship 13 years They talked a lot but didn’t talk much golf. More general life stuff that can prove really useful for a Tiger was playing that year and Varner posted up trying to get his autograph. Woods stiffed him.

Harold Varner III trailblazed his way to become the first African-American to receive his PGA TOUR card through the Web.com Tour in 2015. Here you can find everything you need to stay up to date with the world’s foremost golf tour.. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Harold Varner III played with Tiger Woods for the first time during a practice round ahead of the 2018 Players Championship.

Varner was surprised how much Woods opened up that day as he hit him with all sorts of questions, the majority of which were non-golf related.

That's why Varner continued to seek Woods' advice over the past year, and it's why the two of them were laughing and joking around so much Wednesday afternoon during another practice round at TPC Sawgrass with Bryson DeChambeau.

"He's still the same," Varner said. "He's still just a genuine guy and obviously I like being around him, cause I can learn a lot. He's just good to be around. We have a good time and I hope he does too."

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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the PGA Championship , and his agent says that he will not play again this season. Jon Rahm, Vijay Singh, Harold Varner III and tournament champion Billy Hurley qualified for The Open after ESPN.com's Michael Collins caught up with the 25-year-old, who

Woods was loose in demeanor and tempo, clearly feeling good physically after skipping last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck strain. He played the back nine with Justin Thomas and Trey Mullinax early Tuesday morning and went around the front with Varner and DeChambeau late Wednesday afternoon.

DeChambeau and Varner both look to Woods as a mentor and have spent plenty of time playing and hanging with him since the comeback started. Varner said the most valuable advice Woods gave him came while they were hanging out on a Sunday ahead of the Tour Championship, where Woods picked up career victory No. 80.

Varner had been asking a lot of questions about success, and he was telling Woods that he really wanted to win on the PGA Tour.

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In the opening round of the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Harold Varner III rolls in a 36-foot putt Here you can find everything you need to stay up to date with the world’s foremost golf tour.. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament

Harold Varner III (born August 15, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Despite his smaller stature, Varner is one of the longer drivers on tour. Varner is one of just a handful of African-American professional golfers.

"The best thing he told me … he said, 'Run your own journey. It's your path. No one else's. Run it,'" Varner recalled. "So then I quit worrying about everything else… He's just like, 'Run your course. If you work hard, you'll win. It's pretty simple.' That's why it's easy to be around him, because he's not judging you."

Varner, who has one professional victory in the 2016 Australian PGA Championship, finished T-7 at the 2018 Players Championship after the practice round with Woods. He also ripped off an impressive start to the 2018-19 season after his talk with Woods in the fall. There was a T-6 at Mayakoba, a T-10 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and seven top-25s in nine starts.

He hit the ball well throughout the nine-hole practice round Wednesday and said he's feeling really good ahead of his 9:14 a.m. tee time with Sam Ryder and Haotong Li. And he always appreciates the chance to get a round in with Woods, who once skipped over a 14-year-old Varner hoping to get an autograph at Quail Hollow during the Wachovia Championship.

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Harold Varner III wins on the course he lost via playoff on in 2015. Andrew Dodt finishes second ahead of world No7 Adam Scott. Inspired by Tiger Woods as a youngster, he became the first African American to graduate from the Web.com to the US PGA Tour, which he did a little more than a year

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"I feel like a champ," Varner said. "I'm not intimidated to be around (Woods) and I think that helps, but also that I can ask him anything. That goes a long way."

As for Woods, Varner says the 14-time major winner is in a great place these days as he gets ready to tee it up with Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed at 1:27 p.m. Thursday.

"I think he's at peace with life," Varner said. "He's so relaxed right now and I think that's a good place for him to be, man. He's at a spot in his life that I just think is awesome. He's got everything he wants in the world, but he's got the stuff that he really admires. He talks about his kids all the time and I think that's awesome."

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