We (okay at least me) have fantasies of taking a flyer and signing up for a local qualifier, having a priest-like career round a la Caddyshack and earn a spot in a pro event. Occasionally it does happen to a local pro or stud amateur.
But, local assistant pro Kurt Slattery took it to a whole other level.
Slattery, 27, played for nearby Western Illinois University and had tried to Monday qualify into the Deere each of the last seven years without success.
Slattery was 3 under through 17 holes and figured he needed to eagle the par-5 18th to have a chance. He pulled it off to shoot a 5-under 67, only to find that it merely got him into a seven-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
The playoff didn’t last long, though, as Slattery holed a 44-yard pitch on the first extra hole for his second straight eagle to earn his first career PGA Tour start.
His emotional response pretty much says it all.
— Matt Randazzo (@MattRandazzo) July 10, 2017
Good luck to him, for no matter how his week goes, his clutch performance was literally a dream come true.