Sport Mother's Day: Giving props and praise to golf moms

13:55  09 may  2021
13:55  09 may  2021 Source:   golfweek.com

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Moms rise early to drop their kids off at the golf course. Moms pack snacks for their kids making the turn. Moms hide behind oak trees trying to get a glimpse of their kids in competition. We honor all the mother’s who make their kids feel like the Hall of Fame is obtainable this Mother’s Day.

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“I’m a mama’s boy, I’ll be the first to admit it,” Justin Thomas said of his mom, Jani. “She’s everywhere, everyone out here knows her. She’s been very, very impactful in my life, my career, my golf life, took me to all my junior tournaments, drove me all over the place, dealt with me as a probably a little annoying teenager. I cherish all those moments with my mom and definitely do now out here as well. We have been fortunate to have some fond memories together on the professional level and hopefully can create some more and one in particular on Mother’s Day.”

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Other moms play golf against the greatest women in the world on the LPGA and still find time and energy to raise their own sons and daughters, exposing them to much more than their offices on the golf course. For all those working moms, we honor you, too.

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